September 26, 2022

Younger Indian wrestler Priya Maik is scripting her personal historical past as she gained the 73kg title with a 5-0 win over Belarus’ Kseniya Patapovich and clinched the gold medal within the Cadet World Championships. Little did she knew that her laurels on the junior world wrestling competitors will reverberate round India however for different causes.

With Indian sports activities followers in a frenzy after Mirabai Chanu gained the silver medal within the 49kg weightlifting occasion, the expectations for the remainder of the video games from Indian athletes have upscaled considerably.

The expectations took a flip for the more serious when Priya Malik’s win on the Caded World Championships had been handed off as a Gold medal win on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as properly. The misinformation marketing campaign managed to development on Twitter and flood Indian WhatsApp teams, which already are protected havens of political misinformation.

Who’s Priya Malik?

Allow us to dive into Priya Malik’s wrestling profile to chop down on the misinformation and bust the parable.

Priya Malik hails from the city of Roorkee in Haryana and was educated by Anshu Malik. Malik is a teen and has not managed to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as additional proof towards the declare of her ‘Olympic Medal.’ Nevertheless, she is the primary Indian wrestler to win a gold medal within the Cadet World Championships.

Priya Malik on the Podium on the Cadet World Championship.

Malik started her marketing campaign by successful 10-0 within the first spherical towards Milla Andelic (Croatia) and sidelined Veronika Nyikos (Hungary) within the quarter-finals. She cruised into the ultimate bout by a dominating win over Marilla Akulincheva (Russia). Malik blew away the Bulgarian wrestler, Kseniya Patapovich, 5-0 to win the world title earlier than Indian social media mistook her for a Tokyo medallist.

Seema Bisla, Vinesh Phogat, Anshu Malik and Sonam Malik are representing India on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics wrestling occasions whereas Ravi Kumar Dahiya, Bajrang Puniaa and Deepak Punia are the lads wrestlers.

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