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Wrestler Anuj finishes 16th in 84kg

Last updated on: August 27, 2004 22:46 IST

India's Anuj Kumar finished 16th out of 21 competitors in the 84kg freestyle wrestling at the Olympic Games in Athens on Friday.

Kumar, who lost his opening bout in Pool A to Iran's Majid Khodaei 1-5, was beaten by Japan's Hidekazu Yokoyama 11-5 in the next to come away from the competition without a victory.

The Indian collected two classification points in his two bouts.

Khodaei advanced to the knockout quarter-finals following an 8-1 win over Yokoyama and will meet American Cael Sanderson, the runner-up in the last World Championship held at New York for a place in the semi-finals.

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