Reetika crowned U-23 World Wrestling Champion

Reetika crowned U-23 World Wrestling Champion

Reetika became the first Indian female wrestler to become the U-23 World Champion by winning the gold medal in the U-23 World Championships

NEW DELHI:Reetika became the first Indian female wrestler to become the U-23 World Champion by winning the gold medal in the U-23 World Championships.

Reetika defeated the USA’s Kennedy Blades in the summit clash to achieve a historic feat. The wrestler switched from 72kg to 76kg before entering the championship and beat the former junior world champion on Friday. The Indian was on top right from the start and entered the break with a 3-2 lead. She won the final 5-2.

Reetika entered the final by defeating Anastasiya Alpyeyeva of Ukraine 5-0 in the semifinal and taming Rita Talismanovaa in the quarterfinal. Agencies

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