“I will participate and try to book a place for the Olympics,” said Geeta.
“A lot of people advised my father not to make me wrestle. They said if I injured myself, no one would be marrying me. But my father was resolute.”
Navjot Kaur was the first Indian woman gold medallist in the history of the Asian Championships before Divya Kakran.
At the South Asian Games, women are the passive-aggressive champions. With 312 medals one can see women triumph written all over the scoreboard.
Swimmers and wrestlers continued their domination at the South Asian Games on Sunday with Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik finishing top in the 62kg category with a gold medal.
The 24-year-old used her strength and steady moves to take down her American opponent with an 8-2 win to secure her place at the Tokyo Games, slated to start from July 24, 2020.
“I am a very big fan of Narendra Modi. I have been his fan since 2014. He has worked a lot for the country. I think everyone would like to join the BJP,” Phogat told reporters at the BJP office.
Vinesh Phogat had her game face on from the very beginning as she stood atop the podium at Grand Prix of Spain and at the Yasar Dogu International at Istanbul, Turkey, last month with two golds.
The only female wrestler from India to win an Olympic medal, Sakshi Malik now hopes to change the colour of her medal at the Tokyo Olympics next year.
Asian Games champion Vinesh Phogat suffers prize money cut for podium finish at both CWG and Asian Games. She slams the Haryana government’s policy of reducing cash rewards athletes get for winning medals for the country.
Wrestler Babita Phogat is all set to tie the knot with Vivek Suhag after the couple got her family’s approval. The couple is expected to tie the knot before the end of this year.
Former WWE superstar Ashley Massaro reportedly died at her Long Island home after battling with depression for years. Suicide is the reported cause of her death.