India Win 3 Gold Medals At World Cadet Wrestling Championship

July 26, 2021

WrestlingWorld Cadet Wrestling Championship


Young Indian wrestlers Priya Malik, Tannu and Komal won gold medals at the World Cadet Wrestling Championship held in Budapest, Hungary.

The trio propelled the Indian Women’s team to the 2nd position with 139 points with USA leading the way with 149 points.

Tannu won the gold medal in the 43 kg category as her opponents failed to register a point against her in all the 4 matches. She won the final against Belarusian Valeryia Mikitsich by a fall. Tannu attacked from the left of the opponent as the match progressed. The scoring in the final was slow with the competitors tangled in body locks.

Priya Malik won the final against Kseniya Patapovich by a score of 5-0 in the 73 kg category. Post the victory, congratulatory wishes poured in for the Indian grappler on Twitter.

A lot of users on social media were confused with Priya’s win and several users congratulated her, for the victory at the ‘Olympics’. Later, the posts were deleted.

On Saturday, Komal won India’s 3rd gold medal at the tournament by defeating Ruzanna Mammadova of Azerbaijan in the final of 46kg category.

Greco Roman wrestler Ankit Gulia bagged the bronze medal as he defeated the Kazak wrestler by 9 points in the 65 kg category.

Along with the three golds, grapplers Antim and Varsha won the bronze medals in 53 kg and 65 kg categories respectively.

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