Biography of Babita Phogat | Babita Phogat biography

Babita Phogat biography in hindi Babita Phogat is an Indian female wrestling wrestler. In 2014, the Commonwealth Games were held in Glasgow, Scotland, in which Babita Kumari Phogat won the gold medal by defeating Canadian female wrestler Brittany Laberdure in freestyle wrestling in the 55 kg weight category. Recently a film was also made on him named ‘Dangal’, this film was highly appreciated by the people and the film was a super hit.

Biography of Babita Phogat ( Babita Phogat biography in hindi )

Babita Phogat personal information

nameBabita Phogat
birthday20 November 1989
birth placeBhiwani, Haryana 
hair colorblack
eye colorblack
height5 feet 3 inches 
Weight55 kg
marital statusSingle
choicetravel and run

Babita Phogat education

He did his college education from MDU, Rohtak, Haryana. She studied, but she knew less time than wrestling, due to which she used to reduce her classes, her teachers used to help her.  

Babita Phogat personal life

People know Babita Phogat by the same name in the Indian wrestling world. Since the age of 6, Babita used to practice wrestling with her siblings in her village, she was sad to see the difference between boys and girls in the village and thought of trying to change this thinking. In this, his father supported him, he believed that girls are in no way less than boys. Biography of Babita Phogat’s father Karnam Malleswari Mahavir Phogat’s coach Chandgi Ram told him that you can think of bringing your own daughters into wrestling as well. In this way, the way for the Phogat sisters to enter wrestling was opened and she got engaged in the practice of wrestling. His father was also his coach. His father has also been a famous wrestler of his time. He gave good education to his daughters. 26-year-old Babita has made her identity in the whole world today. 

Babita Phogat family life

Babita Phogat is survived by her parents, three sisters and a brother. Father’s name is Mahavir Singh Phogat. His father Man Singh had also done wrestling, inspired by his father, Mahavir Singh also adopted this area, and started doing wrestling work in Balali village which is in Bhiwani district of Haryana. Babita Phogat’s mother’s name is Shobha Kaur. She is a domestic lady, she takes very good care of her daughters. Although earlier she was not mentally ready to send her daughters to wrestling. She also told her husband Mahavir, don’t send girls to wrestler, wrestler girl, cut hair, who will marry them, then Mahavir replied that if a woman can become the prime minister of the country then why not a wrestler. Babita gives all the credit for her victory to her mother. She always wants to spend time with her family. Sister Sangeeta Phogat also fights wrestling. People know both of them as Phogat sisters. The name of the second sister is Sangeeta Phogat and the name of the third sister is Ritu Phogat, besides a brother whose name is Modu. Along with this, Babita Phogat’s uncle Rajpal also has children in wrestling, whose names are Priyanka and Vinesh, who are looked after by Mahavir Phogat. With the success of the Phogat sisters, their discussion started in the media.    

Babita Phogat career

In 2009 Commonwealth Wrestling Championship was held in Jalandhar, Punjab, in which he won the gold medal in wrestling with a weight of 51 kg. He also won a silver medal in the 2010 Commonwealth Games held in Delhi. This victory proved to be a turning point in his career. Along with this, he has also received a bronze medal in the 2012 World Wrestling Competition. Then in the 2011 Commonwealth Wrestling Championship, Babita Phogat won the gold medal in 48 kg freestyle. In the 2013 Asian Wrestling Championship tournament held in Delhi, Babita Kumari defeated Han Kum Off of North Korea in 55 kg freestyle wrestling.

The year 2014 was a new milestone for her achievement, defeating her rival Kathryn Marsh of Scotland 4:1 in the 55kg freestyle wrestling at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. She defeated England’s Louisa Porogovska to reach the semi-finals, then beat Canada’s Brittany Laverdure to win 3:1, and she won the gold medal. Babita could not repeat her victory in the 2014 Commonwealth Wrestling Championship. She could only win a bronze medal in this competition.

In the 2015 Asian Wrestling Championship, Babita Kumari went to the final and lost to North Korea’s Pak Yong Mi in the last 5 seconds, and lost her chance to reach the final. 

He represented India along with his cousin Vinesh Phogat in the 2016 Rio Olympics which was held in Rio de Janeiro. She was the third and final entry in Indian wrestling for the Olympics. She failed the doping test in the qualifying tournament. She lost 1-5 in the first round itself. 

Babita Phogat received awards and achievements (Babita Phogat achievements)

  • Babita Phogat has also received the Arjuna Award from the Government of India.
  • Received 6th place in Dave Schultz Memorial Tournament 2010.
  • In the same tournament in 2012, he won the bronze.
  • Then in 2014 she also managed to win silver.
  • Won silver in the weight category of 51 kg in women’s freestyle wrestling in 2010.   


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