27 Sept 2023

After winning Bronze in World Wrestling Championship, now hope of Gold from Antim Panghal in Asian Games-2023

Hangzhou: Young Indian female wrestler Antim Panghal is in the headlines these days.

The reason for this is that she won the bronze medal in the World Wrestling Championship. Now she is expected to give a golden performance in the Hangzhou Asian Games-2023.

Antim Panghal won a bronze medal in the women's 53 kg category at the World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia.

Has also secured a quota for India in 2024 Paris Olympics

Panghal's victory also secured a quota for India in the 2024 Paris Olympics.

In the bronze medal match, Panghal defeated two-time European champion Emma Jonna Denise Malmgren by a score of 16-6, India's first medal in the ongoing edition of the World Championships.

This achievement added India's total medal tally at the World Championships to 23, which includes one gold, five silver, and 17 bronze medals.

This 19 year old wrestler now has to showcase her talent in Hangzhou.

Antim Panghal got a chance after Vinesh withdrew

Antim Panghal was preparing to challenge previous Games gold medalist Vinesh Phogat in the trials for the Asian Games.

But the ad hoc committee that oversees the functioning of the Indian Wrestling Federation decided to send Vinesh Phogat to the Asian Games. Antim was kept as reserve player.

Vinesh Phogat withdrew from the Asian Games team due to knee injury.

This gave Antim a chance to participate in the Asian Games. Now she has a chance to climb on the podium in the Asian Games like the World Championship.

She is the youngest among the Panghal sisters. She has three elder sisters Sarita, Meenu and Nisha.

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