Posted on 20-01-2021 by Admin
Babita Phogat, an Indian woman playing freestyle in Pahalwani, was born on 20 November 1989 in Bhiwani district of Haryana. Babita attained international fame as an Indian female wrestler at the young age of 24 years. In the 2014 Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow (Scotland), Babita Kumari won the gold medal for India by defeating female wrestler British wrestler Laberdure in freestyle wrestling in the 55 kg weight category.
Wrestling as a sport has a rich history in India. The akharas of Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh in North India have been famous for many decades for preparing the best wrestlers in the country.
Earlier, Babita won a silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games as an Indian women s freestyle wrestler. At the same time, he brought laurels to India all over the world by winning bronze medal in the 2012 World Wrestling Championship.
Babita Phogat was born on 20 November 1989 in a Hindu-Jat family of Balali, a small village in Bhiwani district in Haryana. She is the sister of Geeta Phogat. Babita Phogat is the daughter of wrestler and Dronacharya Award recipient Mahavir Singh Phogat. Her youngest sister Ritu Phogat is an international level wrestler and has won a gold medal at the 2016 Commonwealth Wrestling Championships. His younger sister, Sangeeta Phogat is also a wrestler.
From 2009 to 2015, Babita has participated in all the Commonwealth, Asian Games, where she has won many medals.
He won a gold medal in the 55 kg wrestling category at the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow and a silver medal at the Dave Shultes Memorial Tournament in Colorado, USA.
In 2016, Babita along with her cousin Vinesh Phogat represented the country at the Rio Olympics.
Won silver medal in 53 kg category at 2018 Commonwealth Games held at Gold Coast, Australia