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FPJ Fact Check: Has wrestler Priya Malik won gold medal at Tokyo Olympics 2020?

04:33 PM Jul 25, 2021 | FPJ Web Desk

Scores of people, including politicians and film personalities, on Sunday took to social media and congratulated wrestler Priya Malik for winning the gold medal at the "ongoing Tokyo Olympics 2020". Several folks even put up Malik's pictures on their WhatsApp and Instagram stories, congratulaing her for winning at the "Olympics".

From Bollywood actress Bhumi Pednekar to Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala, many took to social media and congratulated the wrestler for bagging the gold at the "Olympics".

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However, many have now deleted their posts after realising that Malik hasn't won the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

The India grappler has instead clinched gold at the World Cadet Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

She defeated Belarus' Kseniya Patapovich 5-0 in the summit clash.

Malik had also won the gold medal in the 2019 edition of Khelo India in Pune and she then went on to clinch gold at the 17th School Games held in Delhi.

Meanwhile, weightlifter Mirabai Chanu on Saturday won a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

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