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Dangal Girl Geeta Phogat Eyes Comeback After Pregnancy

By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 21, Jul 2020, 17:24 pm IST | UPDATED: 21, Jul 2020, 17:24 pm IST

Dangal Girl Geeta Phogat Eyes Comeback After Pregnancy Delhi: After a brief sabbatical from the sport due to her pregnancy, famed wrestler Getta Phogat -- on whom Aamair Khan movie Dangal was based, expressed her desire to get back into the grind of training and wants to take a last shot at the Tokyo Olympics next year. 


Since the Olympics has been postponed, I’m hoping to compete in it. This one year will give me sufficient time to prepare for the trials and the qualification events,” said Geeta, who became the first Indian woman wrestler to win gold at Commonwealth Games in 2010.

Geeta Phogat married fellow Indian wrestler Pawan Kumar Saroha in 2016 and the couple was blessed with a baby boy Arjun in December last year. Geeta said it was difficult to work out initially after pregnancy but she’s getting the momentum gradually.Since the Olympics has been postponed, I’m hoping to compete in it. This one year will give me sufficient time to prepare for the trials and the qualification events,” said Geeta, who became the first Indian woman wrestler to win gold at Commonwealth Games in 2010.

Geeta Phogat married fellow Indian wrestler Pawan Kumar Saroha in 2016 and the couple was blessed with a baby boy Arjun in December last year. Geeta said it was difficult to work out initially after pregnancy but she’s getting the momentum gradually.

I have gained some weight during pregnancy, so my priority would be to get fit. And after that, whatever qualifying tournament is there, I will participate and try to book a place for the Olympics,” she added in an online chat show with padder Mudi Dani.

“I started fitness training sometime back but the doctor advised me to wait as I have to feed my kid. We wrestlers are not used to doing light workouts. But since the last couple of months, I have started getting into the groove. Training is difficult without an opponent so I'm doing whatever exercises are possible at home,” the wrestler said.

Away from mat since pregnancy, the 31-year-old Geeta is aware that she has to work hard for the comeback due to healthy competition in the Indian camp.
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