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PM Modi praises wrestlers on successful medals at U20 Junior World Wrestling Championships

New Delhi [India], August 22 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated Indian wrestlers who received medals on the U20 Junior World Wrestling Championships in Belgrade, Serbia.

This marketing campaign in Sofia, Bulgaria is India’s most profitable event in historical past as they ended with 1 gold, 4 silver and 11 bronze medals. While Antim Panghal turned the primary girl grappler to win a gold medal within the Junior World Wrestling Championship.

“Our wrestlers make us proud again! Congratulations to our team on winning 16 medals (7 each 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!” PM Modi tweeted.

In the qualification spherical, Antim Panghal defeated the German wrestler 11-0. In the quarterfinal, the Japanese had been shocked when Antim defeated the Japanese grappler by fall. In the semi-final, she simply defeated a Ukraine wrestler and within the ultimate, she defeated a Kazakh wrestler.

With this, the Indian Junior Women Wrestling Team clinched the runner-up trophy with 160 factors, Japan stood within the first place with 230 factors and the USA had been third with 124 factors.

For India, Antim received gold in 53 Kg, Sonam and Priyanka bagged silver medals in 62 and 65 Kg respectively whereas bronze medals had been received by Sito and Reetika in 57 and 72 Kg respectively.

While Rohit Dahiya fought a tricky bout to defeat Ukraine’s Ruslan Abdiiev 8-7 in males’s 82kg Greco Roman bronze medal match, Sumit had a comparatively simpler end with a 6-3 win over Turkey’s Mert Ilbars within the 60kg division.

Out of the 16 medals bagged by India, 7 got here within the males’s freestyle class whereas the ladies matched them with as many medals together with a gold medal as nicely. The Greco-Roman wrestlers Rohit Dahiya and Sumit added two bronze medals to India’s tally. (ANI)