17-year-old wrestler becomes first India win gold medal at Junior World Championship

17-year-old wrestler becomes first India win gold medal at Junior World Championship
17-year-old wrestler becomes first India win gold medal at Junior World Championship

A 17-year-old wrestler Antim, created history as she became the first Indian girl to win a gold medal at the Junior World Championships in the 34-year history of the competition.

She clinched the gold medal after dominating the women’s 53 kg field at Sofia, Bulgaria.

She crushed Kazakhstan’s Altyn Shagayeva 8-0 to create history in the final.

She dominated throughout the tournament as she first defeated the European champion, Olivia Andrich, by technical superiority (11-0) and then pinned Japan’s Ayaka Kimura inside a minute.

Ukraine’s Natalie Klivchutska only narrowly managed to wrestle the full six minutes with Antim but was outclassed all the same in an 11-2 defeat.