It was a happy ending for wrestler Nisha Dahiya as she emerged national champion in the women’s 65kg category in Gonda, Uttar Pradesh a day after reports of her death turned out to be a case of mistaken identity.
The title clash ended in just 30 seconds with Nisha, the U23 world championship bronze medallist, pinning her rival Jaspreet Kaur from Punjab.
Except for her semifinal against Haryana’s Priyanka, it turned out to be an easy day in the office for the 23-year-old Nisha, who represents Railways.
“It indeed is a happy and perfect end to my campaign. I was so stressed yesterday. I could not even sleep. I was already low on energy due to weight cut and this incident just proved too much to handle,” Nisha told PTI after winning her third gold medal at the Nationals.
An upcoming wrestler named Nisha Dahiya had been shot on Wednesday evening, leading to the U23 Worlds medallist issuing a clarification that she was alive and well and training for the event in Gonda.
Nisha’s agility and attacking moves were too hot to handle for her opponents. She stood out with her leg attacks.
“Of course, an athlete wants to be discussed and talked about but I am sure not in this way. I want…