Geeta Phogat eyes 2021 Olympics, wrestler starts prep

Geeta Phogat

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India wrestler Geeta Phogat expressed her need to make a comeback and depict the place at the 2021 Olympic Game titles in the course of paddler Mudit Dani’s on line chat display In The Sportlight. The Dangal girl explained the postponement of the mega party came as a blessing in disguise for her as she now has extra time to put together for the Tokyo Video games.

“Considering that the Olympics has been postponed, I am hoping to contend in it. This a single yr will give me adequate time to prepare for the trials and the qualification activities,” said Geeta, who grew to become the 1st Indian woman wrestler to win gold at Commonwealth Game titles in 2010.

Geeta Phogat on her comeback

“I have gained some bodyweight throughout being pregnant, so my priority would be to get match. And after that, whichever qualifying tournament is there, I will participate and try out to ebook a place 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 newborn boy Arjun in December previous 12 months. Geeta said it was hard to get the job done out originally after pregnancy but she’s receiving the momentum step by step.

“I began physical fitness coaching someday again but the health practitioner recommended me to hold out as I have to feed my child. We wrestlers are not utilized to carrying out gentle exercises. But since the final few of months, I have begun obtaining into the groove. Teaching is tough without the need of an opponent so I am undertaking whichever workout routines are probable at household,” the wrestler said.

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Geeta Phogat (in blue)Reuters

Away from the mat because pregnancy, the 31-calendar year-previous Geeta is informed that she has to get the job done hard for the comeback thanks to balanced competitors in the Indian camp. However, she’s happy with the development Indian wrestling has made in the last several several years.

“Good deal of issues have altered efficiency-clever for India in the past 4 to 5 years. 4 of our wrestlers which includes Vinesh (Phogat) have skilled for the upcoming Environment Championships. This suggests how our wrestlers are organized for the Olympics. Successful medals at the World Championship is very demanding and if we can repeat the feat as we did in 2019 then we will be potent contenders for the medal at Olympics,” concluded Geeta, who was the initial female wrestler to qualify for the Olympics in 2012 held in London.

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