Priya Malik wins gold at U20 World Wrestling Championships in Jordan
Indian wrestler Priya Malik achieved a remarkable feat by bagging the gold medal at the ongoing U20 World Wrestling Championships in Jordan.
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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:
Mohit Kumar - Achieved gold in Men's freestyle 61kg category.
Priya Malik - Secured gold in the Women's 76kg category.
Antim Panghal - Earned gold in Women's 53kg category.
Savita - Clinched gold in the Women's 62kg category.
Sagar Jaglan - Attained silver in the Men's freestyle 79kg category.
Antim - Secured silver in Women's 65kg category.
Jaideep - secured a bronze medal in the Men's freestyle 74kg category.
Deepak Chahal - Earned a bronze medal in the Men's freestyle 97kg category.
Rajat Ruhal - Achieved a bronze medal in Men's freestyle 125kg category.
Arju - Clinched a bronze medal in the Women's 68kg category.
Reena - Attained a bronze medal in the Women's 57kg category.
Harshita Mor - secured a bronze medal in the Women's 72kg category.
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