India’s Priya Malik won the gold medal in the World Cadet Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary on Sunday thrashing Kseniya Patapovich 5-0 of Belarus in the 73-kg weight category.
Indian boys are the champions in the world event and on Thursday, in 65-kg category, Varsha won a bronze medal for India beating Turkey’s Duygu Gen.
Another glory for the country! 🇮🇳
Congratulations to Wrestler #PriyaMalik for winning the GOLD medal in the 73 kg category of the World Cadet Wrestling Championship in Budapest, Hungary. 🥇
— MyGovIndia (@mygovindia) July 25, 2021
Priya, 2019 Pune Khelo India and 2019 New Delhi School Games champion did an encore in the 2020 editions.
However, the news sent social media into a tizzy mixing it with the ongoing Tokyo Olympic Games. #PriyaMalik was one of the top trends on Twitter.
Girl Power bringing laurels to India!
Heartiest congratulations to #PriyaMalik on winning🥇at World Cadet Wrestling Championship in Budapest, Hungary.
Proud to see our girls keeping 🇮🇳 flying high on the world stage.
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) July 25, 2021
Priya striking gold broke a day after weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won the silver medal in the women’s 49kg category in Tokyo Olympics.
While a Union minister posted a congratulatory message for the wrestler, many including Bollywood actors, politicians mistook Priya for winning the ‘Olympic’ medal and posted congratulatory messages on social media.