Wrestler Antim Panghal becomes first ever Indian woman to win gold at U20 World Championships

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Antim Panghal created history as she became the first Indian female wrestler ever to clinch gold at the Under 20 Wrestling World Championships.


  • She defeated Altyn Shagayeva of Kazakhstan 8-0 in the final of the 53kg weight category.
  • She topped the podium in the 53kg category at the World Championships being held in Sofia, Bulgaria on 18 August.

  • Six other Indian wrestlers have reached the finals of the Under-20 World Championships before Panghal, but the 17-year-old Panghal is the first Indian woman to win gold.

  • Prior to this, she has won bronze at the Cadet World Championships (2021) and gold at the Asian Junior Championships (2022).

  • He also won a silver medal at the Under 23 Asian Championship this year.

  • It is being held in Sofia, Bulgaria from 15 to 21 August 2022.

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