World Wrestling Championship 2023: Young Indian Wrestler Final Panghal scores stunning victory in Bronze Medal Match
Outlasted the Swedish wrestler
India’s first medal at the championships was secured with a win over Sweden’s Emma Jona Malmgren in the final. With this, Last also confirmed her place in the Paris Olympics in the 53 kg category. With Sweden’s Emma Joanna’s victory over Denise Malmgren, she became only the sixth Indian woman to win a bronze medal at the World Championships.
Sixth Indian women wrestler
Finalists in high scoring matches were declared winners based on technical preference. With this, she became the first Indian wrestler (male and female) to participate in the Paris Olympics 2024. Previous women who have won the World Championship include Geeta Phogat (2012), Babita Phogat (2012), Pooja Dhanda (2018), Vinesh Phogat (2019) and Anshu Malik (2021). And now she has finally joined it.
The match was won by a huge margin
The latter won the match by a huge margin of 16-6. Earlier also performed brilliantly in finals for Asian Games and World Championship Trials. Earlier, she narrowly missed the final gold medal race. Panghal took a 5-0 lead after a quick push-out point.
Vinesh Phogat’s range is on the rise
Malmgren later used a take-down move for the pin down, but she was able to escape his grip. The latter is moving in the same category as Vinesh Phogat. However, it is not entirely clear yet whether he will play only in 53 kg.