Pathania beat Raymond Normeshie of Ghana by 'Ippon' in just 46 seconds to book his berth in the quarters while Parikshit came out victorious Kumar against Malaysia's Muhammad Ruzaini Abdul Razak in the +100kg weight category also by 'Ippon' in a contest lasting a minute and 57 seconds.

Avtar Singh fought valiantly but Matthew Purssey of Scotland proved too strong and the 22-year-old lost through 'Ippon' in a bout lasting two minutes and 43 seconds.

Pathania will take on Jason Koster of New Zealand while Parikshit Kumar faces Koster's countryman Sam Rosser in the next round.


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