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India's Priya Malik clinches gold at Cadet World Wrestling Championship

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Indian junior wrestler Priya Malik won a gold medal in the 73kg category at the Cadet World Championship in Budapest, Hungary, on Sunday.

The Cadet World Championship is a tournament where the "best Greco-Roman, Freestyle and Women wrestlers" worldwide below the age of 17 compete.

Republic TV reported Priya Malik won gold in the 73kg category by defeating Kseniya Patapovich of Belarus 5-0.

Priya Malik had won gold at the Khelo India youth games in Pune in 2019. On Friday, Jaskaran Singh won a silver medal in the 60kg freestyle category, after he lost to Kamronbek Kadamov of Uzbekistan.

Priya Malik's victory led to congratulatory messages flooding in on Twitter. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala congratulated her on her triumph.

Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi tweeted Priya Malik had "made the country proud".


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