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Antim becomes first Indian woman wrestler to win gold at U-20 World C'ships

18-year-old Antim Panghal becomes the first-ever Indian woman wrestler to win a gold at U-20 World Wrestling Championships.

Antim becomes first Indian woman wrestler to win gold at U-20 World Cships
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The Bridge Desk

Updated: 20 Aug 2022 5:37 AM GMT

Antim Panghal created history after she became the first-ever Indian woman wrestler to win the gold at U-20 World Wrestling Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. Antim defeated Atlyn Shagayeva of Kazakhstan 8-0 in 53kg category gold medal match to achieve this feat.

This gold medal is historic in its own ways as India has never won any gold medal in women's wrestling at U20 World Championships.

Antim started her tournament against German Amery Olivia and won the game with technical superiority. Antim was dominant in her journey to the gold medal by either winning with large margins or winning by technical superiority.


Sonam Malik and Priyanka won silver medals in 62 kg and 65 kg respectively after losing the gold medal bouts.

India won a total of 6 bronze medals and 1 silver in Men's freestyle category finishing 3rd in team rankings. In Women's freestyle, India has one gold, three silver and one bronze.

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