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Anshu Malik’s journey from Nidani village to World Wrestling Championships silver medal

Anshu Malik’s journey from Nidani village to World Wrestling Championships silver medal | Different Sports activities Information

Anshu Malik on Thursday (October 7) scripted historical past as she grew to become the primary Indian lady wrestler to win a silver medal within the World Wrestling Championships. The 20-year-old misplaced her closing bout 1-4 to two-time Olympic medallist Helen Maroulis on the World Championships in Oslo, Norway.
On Wednesday, Anshu had defeated European silver medallist Solomiia Vynnyk of Ukraine within the ladies’s 57kg semi-finals. Anshu, a cadet World champion and a junior Worlds silver medallist, was the third Indian to achieve the ultimate of the World championships after 2010 champion Sushil Kumar and 2018 silver medallist Bajrang Punia.
Different Indian ladies grapplers who’ve gained bronze medals previously are Geeta Phogat (2012), Babita Phogat (2012), Pooja Dhanda (2018) and Vinesh Phogat (2019).
She comes from Nidani village in Jind district in Haryana, a spot well-known for producing wrestlers and boxers. Anshu had taken up wrestling after seeing her brother Shubham prepare on the CBSM Sports activities Faculty on the village in 2012.
The Haryana grappler gained a silver medal within the Asian Junior Championships in Taiwan in 2016 and a bronze in World Cadet Championships in Georgia in the identical yr. A yr later she would go on to win the world cadet title.
Anshu’s father Dharamveer can be a former wrestler and has represented India within the junior wrestling group within the Nineties. Dharamveer was pressured to chop his skilled profession brief following a knee damage.
When Anshu obtained house from the Tokyo Olympics in August, her first Summer season Video games, Dharamveer ensured his daughter was welcomed like a champion.
“Every time I returned from worldwide competitions with out profitable a medal, I might at all times really feel dejected. However that has not been the case in Anshu’s profession. I’ve at all times advised her {that a} loss additionally teaches one one thing. She has put the loss towards the Russian within the Olympics behind her. To see her turn out to be the one Indian wrestler to achieve the ultimate of world championships makes me a little bit emotional,” Dharamveer was quoted as saying within the Indian Categorical newspaper.
In April this yr, she grew to become one of many youngest Indians to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, having loved an exceptional run on the senior stage over a yr and a half – profitable the Asian gold and a silver on the Particular person World Cup in Belgrade in 2020.
Nevertheless, her build-up to the Olympics was marred by an outbreak of COVID-19 in her household. At the same time as her father Dharamveer struggled with the lethal illness, Anshu needed to prepare out of a resort room. She gave her finest shot on the Olympics however misplaced to eventual finalist Iryna Kurachkina after which Valeria Koblova within the repechage.
(with IANS inputs)

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