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India Wins 14 medals in World Under-20 Wrestling Championships 2023

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World Under-20 Wrestling Championships 2023

India wrestlers won a total of  14 medals(4 golds, 3 silver and 7 bronze) in the World Under-20 Wrestling Championships 2023 held in Amman, Jordan from 14th to 20th August 2023 .

  • India also claimed its first women’s team title at the World Under-20 Wrestling Championships 2023 with seven medals(3 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze).

Highlights:

i.The 19-year-old Antim Panghal from Haryana won the gold in Women’s 53kg event defeating Mariia Yefremova of Ukraine .

  • She is the first Indian woman to become an Under-20 (U-20) wrestling world champion in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2022.
  • She became the first Indian woman wrestler to win two U-20 world championships.

ii.Priya Malik won the gold in women’s 76kg category by defeating Laura Celine Kuehn of Germany.

  • She became the second Indian woman to win the U-20 world championship.

iii.Mohit Kumar became the U-20 world champion in the 61kg freestyle category (Men’s) by defeating Eldar Akhmadudinov of Russia

ii.Savita Dalal won the gold in the Women’s 62kg category against Venezuela’s Astrid Paola Montero Chirinos.

  • She had also won the under-17 World crown in Istanbul, Turkey in 2023.

v.Indian Men’s team ranked 3rd in Freestyle category, Iran stood 1st.

Note:

India bagged 16 medals(1 gold, 4 silver and 11 bronze) in the previous edition held in 2022.

Indian Medal Winners:

WrestlerCategoryMedal
Mohit KumarMen’s freestyle 61kgGold
Priya MalikWomen’s 76kgGold
Antim PanghalWomen’s 53kgGold
Savita DalalWomen’s 62kgGold
Sagar JaglanMen’s freestyle 79kgSilver
AntimWomen’s 65kgSilver
SumitMen’s Greco Roman 60kgSilver
JaideepMen’s freestyle 74kgBronze
Deepak ChahalMen’s freestyle 97kgBronze
Rajat RuhalMen’s freestyle 125kgBronze
ArjuWomen’s 68kgBronze
ReenaWomen’s 57kgBronze
Harshita MorWomen’s 72kgBronze
Deepak PuniaMen’s Greco Roman 77kgBronze

About World Under-20 Wrestling Championships 2023:

i.The 46th edition of the junior wrestling championships witnessed the participation of 30 Indian westlers in the Men’s freestyle, Women’s freestyle and Men’s Greco-Roman.

ii.A Total of 57 countries participated in this competition.

About United World Wrestling (UWW):

President – Nenad Lalović
Headquarters–  Lausanne, Switzerland
Established –  1921