New Delhi: Wrestler Anshu Malik returned home on Saturday after winning a silver medal at the Wrestling World Championship in Norway. Speaking to ANI at the Delhi airport, she said, “I am extremely elated to have won a silver medal for India.
I could not win a gold. Struggles are always there, especially in a sports person’s life. I got injured before my bout. Anshu needed immediate medical help after the bout and she was in tears. Nevertheless, I will do better next time. For now, I will take some rest and then start preparing for the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games.
“Anshu Malik scripted history on Thursday, as she became the first Indian woman to win a silver medal in the World Wrestling Championship. Anshu Malik lost the final to Olympic medalist Helen Maroulis 4-1 in Oslo, Norway on Thursday. The American wrestler pinned Anshu Malik in the women’s 57 kg division during the summit clash.
Sushil Kumar (2010) remains India’s lone world champion wrestler. Geeta Phogat (2012), Babita Phogat (2012), Pooja Dhanda (2019) have won a bronze each.
With Inputs From PTI