Finally, you have watched Dangal, starring Aamir Khan, movie getting appreciation from all over the world. The film defines the story of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his daughters, how a man trained his daughters for a male-dominated sport like wrestling with breaking all social norms. But the real story of Geeta Phogat’s life and career is more inspiring.
After the release of Dangal, in two days Geeta Phogat has become the most searched person on Google, the 28-year-old freestyle wrestler became the first Indian women wrestler to win a gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
Know more about Geeta Phogat
On 15 December 1988, Geeta born in Jat family to Mahavir Phogat and Daya Kaur in Balali village of Haryana’s Bhiwani district. Geeta grew up in a family where people give more preference to a male child as compared to daughters. For this reason, her mother Daya wanted to have a boy, not a girl, according to the book ‘Akhada’: The Authorised Biography of Mahavir Phogat.
Mahavir Singh Phogat, a former wrestler, trained Geeta Phogat for wrestling with his one basic formula ‘train as hard as you can’. He trained her daughter in a strong way and his motto was hardships and failures only made a person stronger and there are no shortcuts when it comes to training. Geeta says that her initial training was very tough and demanding as my father wants both of us, me and my sister Babita would wake up at 3:30 AM and practice in akhada for three hours. Geeta’s sister Babita Phogat is also a wrestler, won a gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow.
Geeta came to headlines when she won India’s first ever gold medal in 55-kg women’s wrestling at the 2010 Commonwealth Games held in New Delhi. Geeta’s victory continues at the Asian Wrestling Championship held in 2012 & 2015, where she won two Bronze medals. She also represents India at the 2012 London Olympics, in this she knockout in the first round. But as of now, she was appointed as a deputy superintendent of Police (DSP) in Haryana Police. Geeta is currently participating in the second season of the Pro- Wrestling League.
The story of Geeta Phogat is very inspiring; Learn from this effort and hard work given by the Geeta in her life and motivate yourself. We all have to set a goal in our life and then make a plan to achieve that goal.