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Geeta Phogat all set for a comeback, eyes CWG 2018

655   //    01 Nov 2017, 20:35 IST

Geeta Phogat
Geeta Phogat

What’s The Story?

Geeta Phogat is all set to make a comeback into the professional wrestling. As far as Indian women's wrestling is concerned, Geeta has been the face of it for quite some time now. She has confirmed her participation in the upcoming Senior National Wrestling Championships, which is going to take place in Indore, where she will play for Haryana. Geeta was out of the circuit for one and half years. Her sister Babita is also expected to participate in the same but it all depends upon how she recovers from her knee injury.

In case you didn't know...

Geeta, who was last seen at the Rio Olympics qualifier in Mongolia last year, has set a perfect time to make a comeback. The winners of the Nationals will be considered for the Commonwealth Championships, which is due in December. The participation in Nationals has been made mandatory by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) for the country's best wrestlers, in order to gain entry into the national camp.

The Heart of the Matter

Geeta is currently training at the JSW Sports Complex in Hyderabad and her father Mahabir Phogat has confirmed her participation in the Nationals. Phogat further informed that Geeta will take part in Pro Wrestling League but her focus would be CWG 2018. According to him, the Nationals will give a good idea about her fitness and where she stands presently in terms of match preparedness.

What’s Next?

Earlier, Geeta had some problems with WFI during the Rio Olympic qualifier but the secretary of the same Mr. Vinod Tomar said they do not have any grudge against the star wrestler. Well, now Geeta will look forward to get her momentum back and participate in CWG.

Author’s Take:

If both Geeta and Babita participate in the Senior Nationals, we could all say, "Ab to Dangal Hoga". Geeta is the best bet for India in women’s wrestling, and if she gets back her form then something great may be waiting for the country.

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