Geeta Phogat

Geeta Phogat (conceived 15 December 1988) is a free-form wrestler who won India’s first historically speaking gold decoration in wrestling at the

Federation Games in 2010. She is likewise the principal Indian female wrestler to have fit the bill for the Olympic Summer Games.

Individual life and family

Additional data: Phogat sisters

She originates from Balali town in Bhiwani area, Haryana. Her dad Mahavir Singh Phogat, a previous wrestler himself and a

Dronacharya Award beneficiary, is additionally her mentor.

Her sister Babita Kumari and her cousin Vinesh Phogat are additionally Commonwealth Games gold medalists. Both won gold

awards in their separate classifications in 2014 version of Commonwealth Games. Another more youthful sister of Geeta Phogat, Ritu

Phogat, too is a universal level wrestler and has won a gold award at the 2016 Commonwealth Wrestling Championship.

Her most youthful sister, Sangita Phogat is additionally a wrestler.

She wedded kindred wrestler Pawan Kumar on 20 November 2016.


2009 Commonwealth Wrestling Championship

Phogat won the Gold award at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship held in Jalandhar, Punjab in the vicinity of 19 and 21

December 2009.

2010 Commonwealth Games

She won India’s first historically speaking gold decoration in ladies’ wrestling at the Commonwealth Games held in New Delhi, beating Emily

Bensted from Australia in the gold decoration coordinate with a score of 1-0, 7-0.

2012 Summer Olympics

Phogat won a gold award in the Wrestling FILA Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament that finished up at Almaty, Kazakhstan

in April 2012. She has experienced thorough preparing at the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports, (NSNIS), Patiala, under the

direction of boss mentor O.P. Yadav and remote master Ryan Dobo.

Phogat was beaten in her opening battle by Canadian Tonya Verbeek (1– 3). She got an opportunity to win the bronze award

since the Canadian went to the finals. In the repechage round, she lost her first match to Lazareva from Ukraine.

2012 World Wrestling Championships

In the 2012 World Wrestling Championships held in Canada, Phogat won the bronze award.

In the first round, Phogat confronted Maria Gurova of Russia, beating her 3:1. The second round brought a 5:0 misfortune for Phogat

against Saori Yoshida of Japan. With the Japanese grappler making the finals, Phogat challenged in the repechage round, first

against Akziya Dautbayeva of Kazakhstan whom she beat 3:1 and after that triumphant the bronze award session 3:0 against Natalya

Sinishin of Ukraine.

2012 Asian Wrestling Championships

In the first round of the 2012 Asian Wrestling Championships, Phogat lost to her Japanese rival Kanako Murata in a 5:0

scoreline. With the Japanese grappler entering the finals, Phogat could challenge in the bronze award round and won the

bronze decoration in the 55 kg class, beating Sumiya Erdenechimeg from Mongolia 3:1.

2013 Commonwealth Wrestling Championships

At the competition held in Johannesburg, South Africa, Phogat completed second and won the silver decoration in the ladies’

free-form 59 kg classification in the wake of losing the last session to Oluwafunmilayo Adeniyi Aminat of Nigeria.

2015 Asian Wrestling Championships

At the 2015 Asian Wrestling Championships in Doha, Phogat completed third, winning the bronze decoration in the free-form 58 kg

classification alongside Aiym Abdildina of Kazakhstan. At the 2015 World Championships in Las Vegas, she was drawn against

nine-time title holder, the Japanese Kaori Icho, and lost to her in the opening cycle 0– 10. With Icho fitting the bill for the

finals, Phogat was allowed to challenge in the repechage for the bronze decoration. She again lost 0– 10 to her adversary, Elif

Jale Yeşilırmak of Turkey.

Pop culture

Aamir Khan’s film Dangal is approximately in view of her and her sister’s lives. Her part in the motion picture is played by Fatima Sana Shaikh

what’s more, her more youthful self is played by Zaira Wasim.Wrestler Pooja Dhanda was screened and selcted to assume the part of Babita

Phogat in blockbuster Dangal (film) which she couldn’t play because of damage, and later she went ahead to overcome senior Phogat

sister Geeta Phogat in the genuine national title.

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