New Delhi: India's female wrestler Anshu Malik has created history at the ongoing World Wrestling Championships in Oslo, Norway. Anshu Malik has become the first Indian woman wrestler to make it to the final of the prestigious championship. Anshu Malik, a 19-year-old wrestler in the 57 kg weight category, defeated Ukrainian wrestler and junior European champion Solomia Wink by 11-0.
Anshu Malik defeated Kazakhstan's Nilufar Remova in a one-sided match in the pre-quarterfinals in the final. Anshu then defeated Mongolia's Devachimeg Erkhembayar 5-1 in the quarterfinals. United World Wrestling has also congratulated Anshu Malik on her achievement on Twitter. A total of four Indian women wrestlers have won medals at the World Wrestling Championships. Among them, Geeta Phogat in 2012, Babita Phogat in 2012, Pooja Dhanda in 2018 and Vinesh Phogat in 2019 have won medals. But they all lost before the final. All of them received bronze medals.
According to media reports, Anshu Malik has become the sixth Indian wrestler to reach the final of the World Wrestling Championship slated to be held together in the women's and men's categories. Earlier, Vishambar Singh in 1967, wrestler Sushil Kumar in men's category in 2010, Amit Dahiya in 2013, Bajrang Punia in 2018 and Deepak Punia in 2019 have reached here.