India's Ravinder Khatri could not make any sort of an impact in the men's 85kg greco-roman wrestling pre-quarters at the Carioca Arena 2 in Rio de Janeiro as he was knocked out of the event by Hungary's Hungary's Viktor Lorincz on Monday. The Hungarian won the match via a technical superiority with a clear 9-0 score.
24-year-old Ravinder from Haryana, one of two Indian greco-roman wrestlers to have qualified for the games this time around, showed resistance early from the start but it took just two moves for Viktor, 26, to win all the points in the first round of their bout itself.
Lorincz got past Maksim Manukyan of Armenia in the previous round itself played earlier in the day with a 3-0 win in the 85kg greco-roman qualifiers. The Hungarian wrestler will now be plying his trade in the quarterfinals of the event, where he clashes with Uzbekistan's Rustam Assakalov, also on Monday.
Indian hopes from wrestling are yet not over, however, as the likes of Yogeshwar Dutt, Narsingh Yadav, Hardeep Singh, Sandeep Tomar and a handful of women wrestlers in Vinesh Phogat, Babita Kumari and Sakshi Malik are still set to compete in the Rio games, with just one week left to go for the sporting event to end.
For Ravinder meanwhile, the road comes to an end as of now. However, he can still compete in the event in the repechage round, only if Viktor wins a medal in Olympics 2016.