The story of Geeta Phogat becoming ‘Dangal Girl’, showed the world the power of Indian women’s wrestling

The story of Geeta Phogat becoming ‘Dangal Girl’, showed the world the power of Indian women’s wrestling

You must also know Geeta Phogat by the name of ‘Dangal Girl’. Geeta Phogat won the gold medal in the 2009-2010 Commonwealth Games with her brilliant sports performance.

Geeta Phogat’s father Mahavir Singh Phogat is also a wrestler, who has been awarded the Dronacharya Award. Father’s encouragement and support made Geeta and Babita Phogat the famous wrestlers of the country.

Phogat sisters worked hard and today they are on a big stage. Talking about Geeta Phogat, Geeta is the eldest among 6 siblings. Geeta Phogat is working as DSP in Haryana Police.

She is married to wrestler Pawan Kumar in the year 2016. Geeta Phogat became the mother of a son in the year 2019.

The story of Geeta Phogat becoming ‘Dangal Girl’, showed the world the power of Indian women’s wrestling

Let us know about the gold medal-winning female wrestler Geeta Phogat, who gave a new dimension to Indian women’s wrestling.

Introduction of Geeta Phogat

  • Geeta Phogat was born on 15 December 1988 in Balali, Haryana. His father’s name is Mahavir Singh Phogat, who is a wrestler by profession. Whereas the mother’s name is Shobha Kaur.
  • Geeta Phogat’s family consists of 5 younger siblings apart from her parents. Geeta Phogat is the eldest among all siblings.

Education of Geeta Phogat

He did his early education from Bhiwani, later studied further from MDU Rohtak Haryana. However, he did not have time to study in preparation for wrestling. In such a situation, his studies were also affected.

Career start Geeta Phogat

Wrestling training was given to the Phogat sisters by their father. For professional training, Geeta took training from coach OP Yadav at Netaji Subhash Chandra National Institute of Sports, Patiala.

Achievement of Geeta Phogat

  • Geeta Phogat won the gold medal in wrestling in 55 kg weight in Commonwealth Wrestling Championship 2009.
  • Won a gold medal in the 2010 Commonwealth Games held in Delhi.
  • Commonwealth Wrestling Championship 2011 was held in Melbourne, London, Geeta Phogat won the gold medal here too.
  • Geeta won the bronze medal in World Wrestling Championship 2012.
  • In the Asian Championship competition 2012, Geeta won the bronze medal.
  • Geeta Phogat won the silver medal in the 2013 Commonwealth Games.

Navya Chandravanshi

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