India's Taekwondo journey ends in disappointment with no medals © Getty Images (File Photo)
India’s taekwondo journey ends in disappointment with no medals © Getty Images (Representational Image)

Incheon: Oct 3, 2014

There was no cheer for India’s taekwondo players at the Asian Games with Shaloo Raikwar and Margarette Maria losing their respective quarterfinal bouts in contrasting fashion here today.

Shaloo lost her 73kg quarterfinal bout to Alfahad Abrar of Kuwait.

Both the players finished 3-3 after the regulation four rounds but Abrar was declared ‘Winner on Superiority’ as the Indian had conceded two penalty points against her rival’s one.

Later, Maria lost 1-15 to China’s Li Donghua in the 73kg quarterfinal.

The Indian was tied 1-1 with her rival in the opening round but failed to log a single point after that.

All of Donghua’s 15 points came off attacks before the bout was awarded to her at the end of the third round for the huge lead she had taken.

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