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Geeta Phogat Biography

Geeta Phogat is a female wrestler from India who won India's first ever gold medal in women's wrestling in the 55kg freestyle category at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. She is coached by her father and former wrestler, Mahavir Singh. She had earlier won gold in the 2009 Commonwealth Wrestling Championship. She qualified for the 2012 London Olympics but could not win a medal. Phogat has also won a gold medal in the Wrestling FILA Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament that concluded at Almaty, Kazakhstan in April 2012. She has numerous other international medals to her credit, including three consecutive medals in the Asian Cadet Championships in 2003, 2004 and 2005. In the Summer Olympics 2012, Geeta was beaten in her opening fight by Canadian Tonya Verbeek (1-3). In the repechage round, she lost her bronze medal match to Lazareva from Ukraine. She has been conferred with the Arjuna Award for outstanding achievement in National sports in 2012.

Geeta Phogat Latest News & Articles

Who said what: Geeta and Babita Phogat react to Zaira Wasim's alleged molestation case
Who said what: Geeta and Babita Phogat react to Zaira Wasim's alleged molestation case
Zaira Wasim has alleged that she was molested on a flight between Mumbai and Delhi.
Indian sportsperson livid after Dangal actress alleges molestation on Delhi-Mumbai flight
Indian sportsperson livid after Dangal actress alleges molestation on Delhi-Mumbai flight
Civil Aviation and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has asked Vistara Airlines for more details on the matter.
Geeta Phogat all set for a comeback, eyes CWG 2018
Geeta Phogat all set for a comeback, eyes CWG 2018
Geeta's sister Babita Phogat may also participate in the Senior Nationals.
Dangal becomes highest-ever grossing Bollywood film in Hong Kong
Dangal becomes highest-ever grossing Bollywood film in Hong Kong
The movie overtook another Aamir Khan starrer, 3 Idiots.
Aamir Khan's Dangal coach compares WFI to mule on social media, faces legal action
Aamir Khan's Dangal coach compares WFI to mule on social media, faces legal action
He had made a post on Facebook and slammed the body for improper implementation of rules.
Winning Worlds medal is even harder without training: Geeta Phogat
Winning Worlds medal is even harder without training: Geeta Phogat
Both Geeta and Babita said they were focusing on making a strong comeback at the Nationals in November.
Wrestler Geeta Phogat unhappy with Dangal makers over few scenes
Wrestler Geeta Phogat unhappy with Dangal makers over few scenes
She also revealed a surprising incident from the Asian Wrestling Championships in May.
Chinese fans pay musical tribute to Aamir Khan's 'Dangal'
Chinese fans pay musical tribute to Aamir Khan's 'Dangal'
The video was posted by Aamir Khan fan club recently on YouTube.
Dangal reaches new heights worldwide, crosses $300 million mark
Dangal reaches new heights worldwide, crosses $300 million mark
Dangal is the highest grossing sports movie of 2017 in the world.
Chinese President Xi Jinping praises Hindi sports biopic Dangal
Chinese President Xi Jinping praises Hindi sports biopic Dangal
The exchange between the two world leaders was a memorable one.
5 Indians that the WWE should totally sign up
5 Indians that the WWE should totally sign up
These are 5 Indians that the WWE should definitely sign up, including some behemoths, some legends and a kid!
Interview: Geeta Phogat on her wedding, 500 push-ups and World Championships
Interview: Geeta Phogat on her wedding, 500 push-ups and World Championships
Phogat will compete in the Asian Championships and the World Championships this year.
Dangal inspires village sarpanch to inscribe daughters' names on nameplates
Dangal inspires village sarpanch to inscribe daughters' names on nameplates
Panchayat Sudharshan has also promised to bear all the expenses of all the nameplates.
Dangal actress Zaira Wasim writes open apology letter on Twitter, then deletes it
Dangal actress Zaira Wasim writes open apology letter on Twitter, then deletes it
The actress apologised for meeting Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti as well as for acting in the film.
Dangal sweeps three of the top four awards at the Filmfare awards 2017
Dangal sweeps three of the top four awards at the Filmfare awards 2017
Aamir Khan won the award for the Best Actor at the Filmfare awards last night.
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