Young wrestlers Tanu and Priya became the newest world champions as India’s spectacular run continued at the World Cadet Championships here on Thursday.
Tanu did not concede a single point to overcome the 43kg title, winning three of his four bouts by the autumn, including the final against Belarus’ Valeria Mikicic.
Priya grabbed the 73kg title with a 5-0 victory over Belarus’ Ksenia Patapovich
At first, the 43kg final looked like a compelling race, but Tanu soon turned it into one-way traffic with his entire game. She was part of the class in this area.
The scoring was slow with the wrestlers tangled in body locks at first, but Tanu found a way to attack the Belarusian from the left.
Aman Gulia (48kg) and Sagar Jaglan (80kg) took the men’s freestyle titles to move India to the team championship for the first time in history.
Another Indian, Warsaw, won the bronze medal in the under-65kg category with a victory until the fall against the Turkish dougu gen.
India finished at the top with 147 points, ahead of the mighty United States (143) and the fearsome Russia (140).
On Saturday, Komal will also fight for the world title, as he reached the final of 46 kg after defeating Belarus’ Svetlana Katenka by technical superiority. She will oppose the American Ruzana Mammadova.
Nitika (61 kg) and Harshita (69 kg) lost their semifinal matches and will not fight for bronze medals.