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Priya Malik wins gold at Hungary's World Cadet Wrestling Championship

Priya Malik is an Indian junior wrestler who wrestles in the amateur circuit currently. She took part in the World Cadet Wrestling Championship, where she won the gold medal.

Priya Malik wins gold at Hungary's World Cadet Wrestling Championship-ayh
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Budapest, First Published Jul 25, 2021, 2:20 PM IST
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While the Indian athletes are battling it out in the Tokyo Olympics, some of the junior athletes are playing their part in other tournaments. In wrestling, Hungary is hosting the World Cadet Wrestling Championship in Budapest.

India had its name on top at the event as junior wrestler Priya Malik bagged the gold medal. Competing in the women's 73kg category, she beat Kseniya Patapovich of Belarus in the final in a dominating fashion (5-0).

However, Priya's gold-winning reign should not come as a surprise, as she has been winning the colour regularly. During the 2019 edition of the Khelo India Games in Pune, she had won the same, followed by a gold in the 17th School Games, held in Delhi, the same year.

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In the following years, she claimed a couple of more golds, which happened to be at Patna's National Cadet Championship and National School Games. Also, with this win, she is now the first Indian to win the gold in the WWC.

Before her, Varsha had won the bronze in the 65kg category by defeating Duygu Gen of Turkey. In two days, India won competitive medals, with the first being female weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, who won the silver at the Tokyo Olympics in the 49kg category.
 
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