The first day saw Greco-Roman wrestlers in action in three categories -- 66kg, 75kg and 98kg.

Gurpreet Singh (75kg) and Hardeep (98kg) although managed to clear the initial round, both of them went down in the their respective pre-quarterfinal bouts. While Deepak failed to cross the first hurdle, losing in the qualification round of 66kg category.

Gurpreet defeated Alvis Albino Almendra Jimenez of Panama 10-2 in the Round of 1/16 before losing to Andrew Thomas Bisek of USA 6-4 in the the 1/8 finals to bow out of the tournament.

Hardeep did well to get the better of Jahongir Turdiev of Uzbekistan 10-1 in 1/16 round but lost to Alin Alexuc-Ciurariu of Romania 0-9 in the pre-quarters.

In 66kg category, Deepak was outplayed 0-16 by Vladimiros Matias of Greece in the qualifying round itself.

The top six positions in each category here will ensure an Olympic berth for a country.

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