While Mirabai Chanu snatched a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics in weightlifting, fighter Priya Malik held her ground at the World Cadet Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary, taking gold on Sunday.
Priya beat her Belarusian Ksenia Batapovich 5-0 in the 73kg final to win the gold medal. Priya has always won gold medals since she won a medal at the 2019 Khelo India Games in Pune 2019.
She subsequently won the gold medal in the same year at the 17 school games in Delhi and won two more gold medals the following year in 2020. After this victory in Hungary, Priya also became the first Indian female athlete to win. a gold medal. Medal in the World Championship of Wrestling.
In addition to her, another Indian fighter won a bronze medal in the 65kg category on Thursday by defeating the Doigu General of Turkey.
Although Priya won a medal, this gold was also not in the current Olympics, but fans and many celebrities believed that she achieved it in Tokyo Olympics. Many fans have also cited dialogue from the popular Bollywood movie Dangal, a biopic about wrestler Geeta and Babita Phogat.
Actor Milind Suman also initially thought that India had gotten its first gold thanks to Priya Malik, but was later corrected.
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