Priya Malik Clinches Gold at U20 World Wrestling Championships in Jordan

Priya Malik secured a gold medal at the ongoing U20 World Wrestling Championships being held in Jordan on Thursday, becoming the second Indian woman ever to clinch a gold in the competition. Priya won the gold in the 76 kg category, defeating Germany’s Laura Kuehn 5-0 in the gold medal bout. Previously, Antim Panghal had won a gold in the previous edition.

The achievement of this Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) athlete has now given India two golds at the ongoing championships, which has only happened for the second time ever. The last time India did so was back in 2001.

Also, Khelo India athlete Arju made India proud in the 68 kg category by defeating Turkey’s Elif Kurt in the bronze medal bout.

So far, India has won a total of seven medals with two gold, one silver, and four bronze medals.

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