Antim Panghal wins bronze medal at World Championships

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Young Indian wrestler Antim Panghal won a bronze medal in the women's 53 kg category at the World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia.

An Overview of the News

  • Panghal's victory also secured a quota for India in the 2024 Paris Olympics.

  • In the bronze medal match, Panghal defeated two-time European champion Emma Jonna Denise Malmgren by a score of 16-6, India's first medal in the ongoing edition of the World Championships.

  • This achievement added India's total medal tally at the World Championships to 23, which includes one gold, five silver, and 17 bronze medals.

Antim Panghal's Remarkable Journey to Bronze Medal:

  • She started by defeating the 2022 world champion, Dominique Olivia Parrish of the United States, in the opening round by a score of 3-2.

  • Panghal continued her winning streak by defeating Roxana Marta Zasina of Poland in the round of 16.

  • In the quarterfinals, she had a remarkable win over Natalia Malysheva of Russia with a score of 9-6.

  • Panghal lost 5-4 to Belarus's Vanessa Kaladzinskaya in the women's 53kg freestyle semi-finals.

Medals in Women's Wrestling 53 kg category:

  • Japan's Fujinami Akari won the gold medal.

  • Vanessa Kaladzinskaya earned a silver medal representing the individual neutral athletes.

  • Ecuador's Lucia Yepez and United World Wrestling's Antim Panghal both won bronze medals.

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