December 2, 2022

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In boxing on the Olympic Video games reaching semi-finals ensures a medal however wrestling works otherwise with repechage coming in to resolve the bronze winners.

Repechage roughly means a second probability for all wrestlers who lose towards each finalists.

India previously have made essentially the most of repechage in wrestling, with three medals coming by it. The newest was Sakshi Malik at Rio 2016 whereas in 2008 and 2012 as nicely, Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt received bronze from the repechage rounds.

Right here’s the way it works:

Repechage in wrestling, a fast explainer:

For those who lose towards somebody who goes on to be a finalist in your class, you grow to be energetic once more and could have repechage matches.

There are two separated teams of repechage: one group of wrestlers who misplaced towards the primary finalist, and one other group of wrestlers who misplaced towards the second finalist. The repechage matches start with wrestlers who misplaced within the first spherical towards one of many two finalists up till two to the losers within the semi-finals by direct elimination.

So within the case of an occasion beginning with spherical of 16, the loser in that spherical towards a finalist will combat towards the loser within the quarterfinal towards the finalist. The winner of that bout will combat towards the loser of the semifinal for bronze. (Principally shedding within the semifinal takes the wrestler to the bronze medal bout immediately).

The winners of the 2 repechage teams will obtain every the bronze medal.

Taking the case of Sakshi in Rio 2016 for instance, she received within the first spherical and the spherical of 16 however misplaced within the quarterfinal towards Valeria Koblova of Russia. Koblova then reached the ultimate, which meant everybody who misplaced towards her grew to become energetic once more. Sakshi then entered repechage, first dealing with the winner of the bout between the sooner losers versus Koblova. Aisuluu Tynybekova (KGZ), by advantage of shedding within the semi-final towards Koblova, was immediately into the bronze medal bout, which Sakshi reached by her win in repechage spherical 2 and defeated her to win bronze.

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