Geeta Phogat eyes 2021 Olympics, wrestler begins prep

Geeta Phogat

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India wrestler Geeta Phogat expressed her want to make a comeback and signify the place at the 2021 Olympic Games through paddler Mudit Dani’s on the web chat clearly show In The Sportlight. The Dangal girl reported the postponement of the mega function came as a blessing in disguise for her as she now has far more time to put together for the Tokyo Game titles.

“Since the Olympics has been postponed, I am hoping to contend in it. This 1 12 months will give me enough time to get ready for the trials and the qualification situations,” stated Geeta, who became the initial Indian woman wrestler to earn gold at Commonwealth Games in 2010.

Geeta Phogat on her comeback

“I have obtained some weight for the duration of pregnancy, so my priority would be to get match. And following that, regardless of what qualifying event is there, I will take part and consider to reserve a area for the Olympics,” she extra.

The World Championships bronze medallist Geeta married fellow Indian wrestler Pawan Kumar Saroha in 2016 and the pair was blessed with a baby boy Arjun in December last 12 months. Geeta reported it was complicated to function out at first after being pregnant but she’s receiving the momentum slowly.

“I started off physical fitness education sometime back again but the doctor suggested me to wait as I have to feed my child. We wrestlers are not applied to carrying out light-weight exercise routines. But given that the very last couple of months, I have started out finding into the groove. Training is tricky devoid of an opponent so I am doing regardless of what workout routines are probable at home,” the wrestler explained.

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Geeta Phogat (in blue)Reuters

Away from the mat because being pregnant, the 31-yr-aged Geeta is conscious that she has to operate tricky for the comeback thanks to nutritious competitors in the Indian camp. On the other hand, she’s pleased with the development Indian wrestling has made in the previous couple of several years.

“Good deal of points have modified functionality-intelligent for India in the final four to five several years. Four of our wrestlers like Vinesh (Phogat) have competent for the upcoming Globe Championships. This signifies how our wrestlers are organized for the Olympics. Successful medals at the Entire world Championship is extremely challenging and if we can repeat the feat as we did in 2019 then we will be robust contenders for the medal at Olympics,” concluded Geeta, who was the first woman wrestler to qualify for the Olympics in 2012 held in London.

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