Antim Panghal nominated for the United World Wrestling 2022 Rising Star of the Year award
Indian women’s wrestler Antim Panghal has been nominated for United World Wrestling 2022 Rising Star of the Year award. Japan’s Nonoka Ozaki, USA’s Amit Elor, Sweden’s Emma Malmgren and Andreea Ana of Romania are the other in the five-woman nominees list for the United World Wrestling 2022 Rising Star of the Year award.
Antim Panghal created history this year by winning India’s first-ever gold medal at the World U20 Wrestling Championships 2022 in August. The 18-year-old freestyle wrestler from Haryana is also the reigning Asian champion in the same age category. She also won the senior category event, Zouhaier Sghaier Ranking Series.
19 year old Nonoka Ozaki of Japan has won gold medals in the senior world championships and the Asian championship this year in the 62 kg category.
18 year old American wrestler Amit Elor, is the reigning U23 and the senior world champion in 72kg.
21 year old Emma Malmgren of Sweden is world No. 4 in 53kg and is the European champion in seniors. Andreea Ana of Romania is the senior European champion in the 55kg.
United World Wrestling
It is the international governing body of amateur wrestling in the world. It was earlier known as the FILA (Fédération Internationale des Luttes Associées) or International Federation of Amateur Wrestling.
Headquarters: Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland
President: Nenad Lalović
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