Anshu Malik become the first Indian woman to win silver at the World Wrestling Championships

Anshu Malik become the first Indian woman to win silver at the World Wrestling Championships

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Category : Sports Published on: October 08 2021

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  • Anshu Malik made history by becoming the first Indian woman to win a silver medal at the World Wrestling Championships.
  • Anshu Malik was defeated 4-1 in the final by Olympic medalist Helen Maroulis in Oslo, Norway.
  • During the summit match, the American wrestler pinned Anshu Malik in the women's 57 kg division.
  • Since 2016, Anshu Malik has been a trainee at the SAI National Centre of Excellence in Lucknow. Anshu Malik has two Asian Championship medals, one of which is gold, and one of which is silver in the Ranking Series.

Important Facts 

About World Wrestling Championships

  • The United World Wrestling organises the World Wrestling Championships for amateur wrestlers.
  • The Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling tournament was founded in 1904, and the Men's Freestyle Wrestling tournament was founded in 1951. 
  • The first Women's Freestyle Championships were held in 1987.
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