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Judoka Avtar Singh's Olympics campaign over

Last updated on: August 10, 2016 20:48 IST

Avtar Singh

IMAGE: India’s Avtar Singh, in white, is at the receiving end from Misenga Popole of the Refugee Olympic Team in the men's judo 90kg elimination Round of 32 at the Rio Olympics on Wednesday. Photograph: Toru Hana/Reuters

Indian judoka Avtar Singh bowed out of the Rio Olympics after losing to the Refugee Olympic Team's Misenga Popole in the second round of the men's 90kg elimination Round of 32 on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old from Punjab, who won a gold medal at the South Asian Games in Guwahati early this year, failed to match up to Popole, who is originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The 24-year-old Popole gathered a point through Yoko, which is awarded for a throw that is 'partially lacking' in two of the three elements of an ippon: putting the opponent on his back, speed of throw, force of throw.

Avtar was penalised twice for non-combativity, where a player does not attack enough, intentionally stepping out of bounds, play too defensively or put a hand directly on the opponent's face.