Indian wrestler Sandeep Tomar lost to two-time World Champion Victor Lebedev of Russia 3-7 in the 57 kg category and got ousted from the men's freestyle wrestling when Lebedev was beaten 1-6 in his next encounter against Sabzali Hassan Rahimi of Iran.
Had Lebedev progressed to the final, Tomar would have been given a fresh lease of life to fight for the bronze through repechage, but it was not to be and he got eliminated.
Tomar's bout against Lebedev was largely one-sided.
The first three-minute period saw the Russian leading 3-0. Tomar was more purposeful in the second period as he pushed Lebedev out to get a point and then finally got a single ankle hold right and moved behind his rival to reduce the margin to 3-5.
However, with time running out, Tomar had to go for the jugular but in the process had opened his defence which enabled the Russian to clinch the bout with a two-point manoeuvre to take an unassailable 7-3 lead.
The only wrestler left in the fray is London Olympics bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt who will step on the mat on August 21, the last day of the Games.