The World U20 Wrestling Championship 2022 which is being played in Sofia, Bulgaria saw a fruitful day for Indian women wrestlers.
The championship is being played in Sofia, Bulgaria from August 15 to 21.
For starters, Indian woman wrestler in 53kg category Antim made history by winning the first gold medal in a Junior World Wrestling Championships.
On Friday, she registered a comprehensive 8-0 victory in the final against Kazakhstan`s Altyn Shagayeva, an under-20 Asian bronze medallist.
In the qualification round, Antim defeated a German wrestler 11-0, while in the quarterfinal scored a victory by `fall` against a Japanese opponent. In the semifinal she easily defeated a Ukrainian grappler.
Apart from Antim, 6 other wrestlers won medals in the championship taking the medal tally in wrestling to 7.
Here is the full list of medal winners:
Priya Malik Silver(76kg)
Sonam Malik Silver(62kg)
Meanwhile, with this achievement, the Indian junior women’s team clinched the runners-up Trophy with 160 points. Japan took the top position with 230 points and USA was third with 124 points.
In Greco-Roman, all five Indian wrestlers were disappointed. The bouts in the remaining five weight categories will be held later on Saturday.
With inputs from IANS