Priya Malik wins gold at U20 World Wrestling Championships in Jordan

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Priya-Malik-wins-gold-at-U20-World-Wrestling-Championships-in-JordanIndian wrestler Priya Malik achieved a remarkable feat by bagging the gold medal at the ongoing U20 World Wrestling Championships in Jordan.

An Overview of the News

  • The win makes Priya Malik only the second Indian woman to earn a gold medal in this prestigious competition.

  • Competing in the 76 kg category, Priya showed her prowess by defeating Germany's Laura Kuehn with a decisive score of 5-0 in the gold medal match.

  • Her achievement is particularly significant as she joins Antim Panghal, who had previously won a gold medal in the same competition.

  • Priya Malik's success has contributed to India's outstanding performance at the U20 World Wrestling Championships under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS).

  • This win is the second time that India has earned two gold medals in the same championship. The last time this happened was in 2001.

Bronze medal of athlete Arju

  • Along with Priya's win, another Indian wrestler named Arju, who is part of the Khelo India initiative, showcased her skills in the 68 kg category.

  • Arju's achievement includes winning the bronze medal after defeating Turkey's Elif Kurt in the bronze medal match.

Impressive medal tally for India

The country's medal tally totaled twelve medals: four gold, two silver, and six bronze.

List of Indian medal winners in U20 World Wrestling Championships 2023:

Gold Medals:

  1. Mohit Kumar - Achieved gold in Men's freestyle 61kg category.

  2. Priya Malik - Secured gold in the Women's 76kg category.

  3. Antim Panghal - Earned gold in Women's 53kg category.

  4. Savita - Clinched gold in the Women's 62kg category.

Silver Medals:

  1. Sagar Jaglan - Attained silver in the Men's freestyle 79kg category.

  2. Antim - Secured silver in Women's 65kg category.

Bronze Medals:

  1. Jaideep - secured a bronze medal in the Men's freestyle 74kg category.

  2. Deepak Chahal - Earned a bronze medal in the Men's freestyle 97kg category.

  3. Rajat Ruhal - Achieved a bronze medal in Men's freestyle 125kg category.

  4. Arju - Clinched a bronze medal in the Women's 68kg category.

  5. Reena - Attained a bronze medal in the Women's 57kg category.

  6. Harshita Mor - secured a bronze medal in the Women's 72kg category.

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