Senior U-23 World Wrestling Championship: India's Ritu Phogat wins silver medal in 48 kg category
India wrestler Ritu Phogat (48kg) clinched the silver medal in the Under-23 Senior World Wrestling Championship at Poland.
New Delhi: India wrestler Ritu Phogat (48kg) clinched the silver medal in the U-23 Senior World Wrestling Championship at Poland.
The 23-year-old, who had won the gold medal at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship last year, lost against Turkish Wrestler Demirhan in the gold medal bout to settle for a silver.
In quarter-final, Ritu defeated Bulgarian Wrestler Selishka 4-2 points before defeating Chinese Wrestler Jiang Zhu 4-3 points in the semi-final.
Ritu had won the National chamionship in Indore this month. She also won a bronze medal at the Asian Championships in May this year.
The Union Sports Ministry's Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) will be providing financial assistance for the two athletes to carry out their training at the Michigan University.
Ritika (43 kg, Gold), Ahilaya Shinde (49 kg, Gold), Siksha (57 kg Gold), Priya (73 kg, Gold), and Pulkit (65 kg, Silver) are five of the girls to bag a gold medal in