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Pro Wrestling League: Geeta Phogat, Babita Phogat miss out as UP Dangal lose

UP Dangal were without Geeta Phogat, who was blocked out and Babita Phogat as they lost to NCR Punjab Royals in the Pro Wrestling League.

other sports Updated: Jan 10, 2017 22:02 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Geeta Phogat,Babita Phogat,UP Dangal
Rohit Sharma attended the Pro Wrestling League match between UP Dangal and NCR Punjab Royals.(Pro Wrestling League)

NCR Punjab Royals scored a 5-2 win over UP Dangal to advance in the Pro Wrestling League at the KD Jadhav Indoor Wrestling Stadium on Tuesday.

The UP side is virtually out of contention, while Royals topped the table with six points. After losing the opening bout in 57kg, UP made a comeback in the 48kg bout.

The Royals stamped their supremacy by winning three successive bouts but suffered a setback as UP’s Amit Dhankar scored an outright win over Pankaj Rana to make it 4-2. It was too late as Royals won the final bout to seal it 5-2.

The focus was on UP’s star wrestler Geeta Phogat, but the 58kg group got blocked as per the toss and she didn’t compete. There was uncertainty over her participation, but she was declared fit on Monday.

Even her sister Babita didn’t participate for UP. Instead, Pinki competed in 53kg but lost to Odunayo Folasade Adekuoroye.

After Tuesday, UP are at the bottom along with Delhi Sultans while Jaipur Ninjas, Mumbai Maharathi and Haryana Hammers have four points each.

First Published: Jan 10, 2017 21:58 IST