PM Modi hails U20 Junior world wrestling championships medallists for best-ever performance

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The
Indian
wrestlers
registered
their
most
successful
finish
as
they
ended
the
tournament
with
one
gold,
four
silver
and
eleven
bronze
medals.
Antim
Panghal
scripted
history
as
she
became
the
first
woman
grappler
to
win
a
gold
medal
in
the
Junior
World
Wrestling
Championship.

Congratulating
the
Indian
wrestlers,
PM
Modi
wrote
on
Twitter,
“Our
wrestlers
make
us
proud
again!
Congratulations
to
our
team
on
winning
16
medals
(7each
in
men’s
and
women’s
freestyle
and
2
in
Greco-Roman)
at
the
U20
World
Championships.
This
is
India’s
best-ever
performance.
It
also
shows
the
future
of
Indian
wrestling
is
in
safe
hands.”

Out
of
the
16
medals
win
by
the
Indian
contingent
in
the
tournament,
seven
came
in
the
men’s
freestyle
category,
seven
in
women’s
freestyle
and
two
in
Greco
Roman.
India’s
medallists
include,
Antim,
who
clinched
gold
in
53kg,
while
Sonam
and
Priyanka
clinched
silver
medals
in
62kgs
and
65kgs
respectively,
while
Sito
and
Reetika
bagged
bronze
in
the
57kg
and
72kgs
respectively.

Meanwhile,
Greco-Roman
wrestlers
had
contrasting
outings
in
their
bronze
medal
matches.
While
Rohit
Dahiya
fought
hard
to
pocket
bronze,
Sumit
had
an
easier
bout
in
the
60kg
division
to
clinch
bronze.

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