Tokyo Olympics: Sonia Bhatta defeated

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Sonia Bhatta

Nepal’s judo player Sonia Bhatta has lost her first match at the Tokyo Olympics.

In the women’s 48 kg weight category of the Round of 32 on Saturday, Sonia lost to Russian Dolgova Irina. Sonia, 19, lost to world number nine Irina of Russia on the basis of Ippon. 

If Irina makes it to the finals, Sonia will be able to compete again through repechage.

Sonia is the 13th green bronze player organized in Nepal. Sonia had won bronze in women’s under 48 kg.

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