Babita Kumari Phogat, age 27 (20 Nov 1989) is an Indian freestyle wrestler, who won the silver medal in 2010 Commonwealth Games at Delhi in 51 kg category. Kumari is the first sister for Geeta Phogat. Babita turned out to be just the second female wrestler from India to win a medal at the World Wrestling Championships. Babita Phogat won a bronze medal like her sister Geeta. She won a gold medal in 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow shown her domination in the 55kg category.
‘Dangal‘ which was released on 23 December 2016. starring Aamir Khan, Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, Dangal tells the story of two girls, Geeta and Babita, from Balali village in Haryana, How they became world-class wrestlers Babita character was Acted by Sanya Malhotra.
Amir Khan with Real Dangal Sisters
Gold – 3
Silver – 1
Babita Phogat Personal Life
Babita Phogat has emerged from Bhiwani (Dt) Haryana, India. She was the elder sister of Geetha Phogat who won first ever gold medal for India. She became the fourth Indian wrestler to qualify for the Olympics. Her silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games brought her to the limelight. Some Personal words quoted by Babita Phogat about her personal life
–” We were two teenage girls who, according to custom, should have been dressed in loose clothes to disguise our curves but instead we were running around the wheat fields in shorts and lycra tops and cropped hair,” says Babita.
Babita Phogat with Sachin Tendulkar
Babita physical status
Height – 5.3′(162cm)
Weight – 55kg (121lb)
Zodiac sign – Scorpio.
Babita Phogat Height
Banita kumari father was Mahavir Singh Phogat, Former wrestler himself and a Dronacharya Award winner is also her coach in the early days. He left his job to train her daughters. Her Mother Shobha Kaur is the housewife and sisters Geeta Phogat (wrestler), Sangita Phogat, Ritu Phogat and cousin brother Modu.
Babita Phogat with her Father and Family
CWG Gold Medal Winning Sisters Babita and Vinesh Phogat
Career & Achievements
In 2009 Commonwealth Wrestling Championship held at Jalandhar, Punjab, Babita won the gold medal in the women’s freestyle 51 kg category.
Babita Phogat CWG Gold Medal
2010 Commonwealth Games held at Delhi Babita won the silver medal in the women’s freestyle 51 kg category after being defeated by Nigeria wrestler in the gold medal match.
Babita Phogat Silver Medal in 2010 CWG
In 2011 once again Baita kumari Clutched Gold medal in the women’s freestyle 48 kg category held in Melbourne, Australia. She has been outstanding in the entire tournament by conferring her skills and smashed her opponents.
2012 World Wrestling Championship, this time kumari settled with the Bronze medal in women’s freestyle 51 kg category by beating Russian wrestler. she lost in semi-finals with MacDonald of Canada with 1:3 score.
At Asian Wrestling Championships in 2013, Kumari won the Bronze medal in New Delhi, India. This time in 55kg category beside with North-Korea.
Phogat Sisters Interview with Aamir Khan
In the year 2014, Babita competed in Commonwealth Games and Asian Games she has proven herself once again by winning gold for India. in her gold medal match, she defeated Canada by 3-1 to win the gold.
But in Asian Games, she was not able to repeat CMG performance besides, She had the chance to win bronze but lost with 1:3 to her opponent Xuechun Zhong of China.
Indian Wrestlers in 2014 CMG
In 2015 Asian Wrestling Championships Babita was defeated by huge margin 10-0 by Kadyrova Elsa of Kyrgyzstan in quarterfinals and she was out of the tournament
Babita Kumari Bout
In 2016 RIO Olympics, she lost in the first round itself and knocked out of the tournament. Along with Babita her cousin Vinesh Phogat also Represented India. Sakshi Malik who won the Bronze medal for India at RIO and made India Proud.
But 2017 comes with many possibilities. After the Pro Wrestling League, where she is part of the UP team along with her sister Geeta, Babita has a chance to participate in the Asian Championships that is going be held in New Delhi.
But as for the recent information, “Geeta and Babita are not pulling out of the tournament. They would be sticking with the team but in all probability would not take part in the competition further,” a top official in the WFI told PTI.
Dave Schultz Memorial Tournament
2010 – Sixth place
2012 – Bronze
2014 – Silver