Indian wrestler Priya Malik has won a gold medal at the World Cadet Wrestling Championship and social media just can't stop gloating about the big win for the Indian wrestler, calling it a "proud moment". Malik finished at the summit in the 73kg women's category.
Twitter, since the news broke out, is all excited and wishes are pouring in from all sides. From top politicians to commoners, everyone's celebrating Malik's achievement. Some of the users, however, mistook her gold win to be at the Olympics.
"Come on India. The happy news of women bringing glory to the comes just a day after ...... congratulations,' wrote a Twitter user.
The Haryana athlete, who earlier grabbed the 73kg title in the championship with a 5-0 win over Belarus' Kseniya Patapovich, has won gold at the ongoing wrestling competition in Budapest, Hungary.
Priya Malik grabbed the title in the 73 kg category in the championship with a 5-0 win over Belarus' Kseniya Patapovich.
In 2019, Priya Malik won gold at Khelo India in Pune and clinched the yellow medal the same year at the 17th School Games that were held in Delhi.
In 2020, Priya Malik also won a gold at Patna National Cadet Championship. The same year, she bagged another gold medal in a national-level school competition.
Malik hails from Jind in Haryana and is a student of Choudhary Bharat Singh Memorial School. Malik’s father Jayabhagwan Nidani is an Indian army veteran.
The Cadet World Championship is a yearly event where the best Greco-Roman, Freestyle and Women wrestlers in the world aged 16 and 17 years old compete.
This time, the female wrestlers who participated from India were Priya Malik, Tannu, Varsha and Komal.
While Tannu won gold in the 43kg category, Komal won in thr 46kg catergory and Priya won in the 73kg category.
The Cadet World Championship was organised by the United World Wrestling (UWW), which is the international governing body for the sport of amateur wrestling. It also oversees wrestling at the Olympics.