Rio de Janeiro, Aug 18: Indian female wrestler Babita Kumari would be competing in Women’s 53 kg freestyle wrestling event of Rio Olympics 2016. India.com brings to you the link of live telecast of the event. The match could be viewed on Hotstar. Babita Kumari would be competing against Greece’s Maria Prevolaraki in the Round of 16 event. A victory here would ensure the quarterfinal berth for Babita Kumari. If she succeeds to defeat Maria Pervolaraki, she would take part in the quarterfinal round scheduled tonight. Stay tuned with India.com for the live updates. For live telecast of her upcoming bout, click here. Babita Kumari v/s Maria Pervolaraki would begin at 7:10 PM as per Indian Standard Time. (ALSO: Babita Kumari India Wrestling LIVE Score: Rio Olympics 2016 Women’s Wrestling Live Updates
Babita Kumari’s bout comes a day after another Indian female wrestler Sakshi Malik secured the bronze medal in women’s 68 kg freestyle wrestling event. According to former Indian Olympic wrestler Geeta Phogat, Babita could prove to be the dark horse in her battle due to her unprecedented strength and ability to strike back with points at the death. Indian contingent is optimistic of the events ahead. Wrestling games in the remaining four days could help India to end their Rio campaign on a positive note. Male wrestlers Narsingh Yadav, Sandeep Tomar and Yogeshwar Dutt would be in action in the next couple of days. (ALSO READ: Rio Olympics 2016 India: Schedule, Fixtures of Events in IST)
Babita Kumar, the 26-year-old grappler, had won the gold at 2014 Commonwealth Games. Her opponent Maria Pervolaraki has an equally impressive record, winning the gold at 2013 Mediterranean Games. To watch the live telecast of the match via online streaming, click here.