Vashkulat Fights Hard But Leaves Opening

Aug. 02, 2012, 11:04 a.m. (ET)

Team USA's Kyle Vashkulat, 100 kg, fought hard against the No. 5 seed in the world but left an opening for the briefest moment that his opponent, Ramzidden Sayidov of Uzbekistan, used for osoto gari to score ippon for the win.

Vashkulat commented after the match that "I let up for a second with my left and he got in." But the match would serve as a teriffic education for the Olympics in 2016.