India sent a 7-member contingent after the exclusion of Narisngh Yadav (74 kg) at the last moment, and won historic Bronze medal by the first women wrestler. Besides Sakshi only Vinesh could reach next round as all others were knocked out in the first round. Indians won a Silver (Sushil Kumar) and Bronze (Dutt) at London Olympics. Check the schedule of Indian wrestlers at Rio 2016.
344 wrestlers to compete for 18 events from 14-21 August. Freestyle and Greco-Roman category will have Men’s (6 events each) and Women’s (3 events each) section. Russia with 17 wrestlers has the biggest contingent followed by 14 each from Turkey and USA.
Indian Teams and Schedule at Rio 2016: Athletics: Men’s, Women’s, Archery, Badminton, Boxing, Golf, Gymnastics, Hockey: Men’s, Women’s, Judo, Rowing, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Weightlifting
15 Aug Ravinder Khatri 85 Kg Men’s Greco-Roman – lost 0-4 vs Viktor Lorincz (Hungary) Round of 16
16 Aug Hardeep Singh 98 KG Men’s Greco-Roman – lost 1-2 vs Cenk Ildem (Turkey) Qualification
17 Aug Vinesh Phogat 48 kg Women’s freestyle
won 4-0 vs Emilia Alina (Romania) 1/8
Lost 0-5 vs Yanan Sun (China) 1/4 (Got Injured)
17 Aug Sakshi Malik 58 kg Women’s freestyle
Won 3-1 vs Johanna Malin (Sweden) Qualification
Lost 1-3 vs Koblova (Russia) 1/4 Elimination round
Won 12-3 vs Orkhon (Mongolia) Repechage Round 2
Won 7-5 vs TYNYBEKOVA Aisuluu (Kyrgyzstan) BRONZE Medal
17 Aug Babita Kumari 53 kg Women’s freestyle – lost 0-3 vs Maria Prevolaraki (Greece) in 1/8
19 Aug Sandeep Tomar 57 KG Men’s freestyle – lost in 1st Round
21 Aug Yogeshwar Dutt 65 kg Men’s freestyle – lost in 1st Round
In 2012 Olympics, as India won two medals in Wrestling, Amit Kumar (55) finished 10th, Narsingh Yadav (74) finished 14th, while lone women wrestler Geeta Phogat (55 kg) finished 13th.