London: Indian freestyle wrestler Amit Kumar crashed out of the Olympics after losing his repechage bout at the ExCel centre here on Friday.
Amit's campaign ended after losing in the second round of the repechage stage of the 55kg fresstyle category. The youngest wrestler in the Indian contingent at 19, was handed a lifeline as he made it to the repechage stage after losing the quarter-final bout.
But the Indian went down 0-3 to Radoslav Marinov Velikov of Bulgaria to lose out on a place in the bronze medal play-off tie.
Amit Kumar went down 0-3 to Radoslav Marinov Velikov of Bulgaria to lose out on a place in the bronze medal play-off tie.
Amit, however, started off well as he beat Asian champion Hassan Sabzali Rahimi of Iran in the pre-quarter finals before going down 1-3 to Georgia's Vladimer Khinchegashvili rather tamely in the last eight.
But with the Georgian progressing to the final, Amit got another chance to have a crack at the bronze medal in the repechage.