Blog By: Kavitha Iyer.
Geeta was born on December 15, 1988 in Balali village. Geeta comes from a Hindu Jat Family of Balali village in Bhiwani district, Haryana. Her father Mahavir Singh, a former wrestler himself, is also her coach. Her Sister Babita Kumari and her cousin Vinesh are also Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist.
When Geeta and her sisters began training, they were ridiculed by the community as her home state of Haryana is notorious for its gender bias and sex-selective abortion. Geeta’s father Mahavir Singh, a former wrestler himself, is also her coach and she has five sisters all of whom are wrestlers too. Geeta shot to the limelight when she won India’s first ever gold medal in women’s wrestling in the 55kg freestyle category at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
Memories of Childhood- (HOW SHE TRAINED FOR WRESTLING)
It’s not possible to forget those initial 5-6 years of my training. Those was the most difficult years. We had to work really hard be it scorching heat or cold winters. My father used to wake up at 3:30 in the morning and we had to practice in tha akhada for three hours. Post which we went to school and on returning in the evening, we had to train again for 2-3 hours. The akhada and our father were the only two things we saw in our lives at that point.
First Woman Qualify for Olympic-
Geeta Phogat is a female wrestler from India who won India’s first ever gold medal in women’s wrestling in 55kg freestyle category at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. She is also the first-ever Indian woman wrestler to have qualified for the Olympics.
Recover from Injury
Geeta, who suffered an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) Grade 3 tear during a training camp, underwent a surgery last year. She said the road to recovery was anything but easy. “To recover after an injury I had to work harder. It was difficult because your competitors undergo regular training while you work hard just to get back in competitive shape,” she said.
Geeta Phogat Diet Chart-
Her Day start with glass of water.After that she went for jogging and do some stretching and exercises.
- Sprouted grains,fruits,vegetables,raisins,soybeans and glass of milk.Sometimes she take Aaloo Ka Paratha, Curd and Sprout salad.
- Daal, veggies,rich chicken and salad.
- Fresh fruits and glass of milk.
- Dal,veggies,roti,chicken and salad.
Pre workout diet- Seasonal fruits and milk.
Post workout diet- Soy protein, fruits and water.
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