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Geeta Phogat returns to wrestling mat after two years

Geeta Phogat returns to wrestling mat after two years
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The Bridge

Updated: 2021-04-23T18:50:26+05:30

India's first female wrestler to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games, Geeta Phogat, on Wednesday announced her return to the wrestling mat after a hiatus of two years.

The 'Dangal' girl Geeta took to Twitter and announced that she will try to 'achieve new goals' after the long break.

She wrote:

Going back to My Love & Passion after 2 year... I believe you will continue to give your love and blessings to me... Let's get started to achieve new Goals... Thank You @FederationWrest and @Media_SAI To give me this apportunity (sic) #wrestling

Geeta was last seen competing on the wrestling mat in 2019. She took a break following her pregnancy and gave birth to a baby boy Arjun in December 2019. Earlier in 2020, Geeta had hinted at a return for the Olympics, but the challenges posed due to motherhood made her take her own time to return to the action..

India has already sealed four wrestling quotas for the Tokyo Olympics and will be eyeing more spots at the upcoming Asian Olympic Qualifiers in April. However, it would be a tough road for Geeta to qualify in a month's time just resuming her training now.

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