India’s first quota in wrestling
The Bronze Medal match was high scoring. In the end the last Panghal won the victory due to technical superiority. Olympic Games are to be held in Paris next year. This is also India’s first quota in wrestling for Paris 2024. Panghal started the match very brightly and took a lead of 5-0. After this, the Swedish wrestler made a comeback and scored 6 consecutive points and made the match interesting. At the end of the first period, the final got one more point and the match was tied at 6-6.
In the second period, two-time Under-20 World Champion Anhalt Panghal did not give any chance to Jonna Malmgren and scored 10 consecutive points to make the match 16-6. After this he was declared the winner on technical superiority. Indian wrestlers are participating in the tournament under the flag of United World Wrestling (UWW). Because the country’s wrestling federation – Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) is suspended.
Indian women who won medals in the championship
Before the final Panghal, 8 Indian women players had won medals in the World Championship. This includes the names of Alka Tomar (2006), Geeta Phogat (2012), Babita Phogat (2012), Pooja Dhanda (2018), Vinesh Phogat (2019, 2022) and Sarita Mor (2021), Anshu Malik (silver).