Asian Games 2014: Judoka Navjot Channa Loses in Pre-Quarters

Indian Judoka Navjot Chana lost to Mongolia's Boldbaatar Ganbat.

Updated: September 20, 2014 14:19 IST
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Navjot Chana of India, left, holds down Daniel Le Grange of South Africa during their mens 60 kg judo semifinal bout at the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, in Glasgow, Scotland Thursday, July, 24, 2014.
File photo: Indian judoka Navjot Chana in action during CWG 2014.

Incheon, South Korea:

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India's Navjot Channa lost his pre-quarterfinal men's 60kg judo event in the 17th Asian Games, going down to Boldbaatar Ganbat of Mongolia at the Dowon Gymnasium on Saturday. (Day 1 Live Blog | Schedule | Medal Tally)

The Mongolian gave little chance to the 30-year-old Channa winning by an Ippon, which is awarded for a technique which involves kicking the head of an opponent or throwing down the opponent, to defeat the Indian. (Asian Games: Jitu Rai wins gold)

Channa, who had won silver in the Commonwealth Games, was awarded two shido points (penalties) during the two minutes 26 seconds encounter but Ganbat was just too good and scored a win after throwing the Indian emphatically to the ground.

Earlier, Channa defeated Kuwait's Abdalla Almaraghy in the round of 32 to seal his passage through to the pre-quarters.

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