Geeta Phogat, first Indian women to win a gold in 2010 commonwealth games is appointed as Deputy supervisor of police after a wait of six years. Double delight for Phogat family as Mahavir Phogat’s ( Geeta Phogat father) biopic Dangal trailer is released today and also been heard with the news of Geeta Phogat DSP appointment.
Mahavir Phogat, father of Geeta Phogat is a amateur wrestler who dreams to win a gold for India but once the opportunity for him to become champion is dismantled. He dreams to make a champion out of his son, unfortunately her wife gives birth to four girl child. His inspirational journey of training his daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari to become world class wrestlers is the story of Dangal movie (trailer released today).
Geeta Phogat was the first women to break the shatters and become notable women wrestler in India. She was synonyms for word “first” in Indian women wrestling. She is also the first-ever Indian woman wrestler to have qualified for the Olympics 2012. Her participation boosted fellow women wrestlers in Rio 2016 in which India was glad to show three women wrestlers participation in Rio. It includes Babita Kumari (sister of Geeta Phogat), who won bronze at the 2012 World Wrestling Championship and Vinesh Phogat cousin of Phogat sisters and third one, India’s star Sakshi Malik, Rio Bronze medalist who filled the shoes of Geeta Phogat. Geeta, Babita and Vinesh are tagged as Phogat sisters. Phogat sisters are the most successful one in women wrestling but they have a poor outing in Olympics. Though Vinesh Phogat was considered one of the medal prospect in Rio 2016, she was forced to withdrew in quarter finals due to knee injury. For Geeta and Babita, Tokyo 2020 looks odd due to their age but Vinesh Phogat who is twenty two now has a advantage. But still, its a long sight dream.
Though Sakshi Malik name will be cherished by Indian women wrestling history, but Geeta Phogat will always be remembered as a woman who made girls to believe that they can wrestle too. She will be the example to many Sakshi Malik to follow. Her fight pays off, that she is being appointed as DSP by Haryana Police and state government after six years.