Younger Phogat sister of Dangal fame Ritu Phogat wins silver at World Wrestling Championship

first_imgThe younger sister of Dangal-famed Geeta and Babita is treading the same path as her sisters — of making the nation proud. At the Under-23 Senior World Wrestling Championship, Ritu Phogat secured a silver medal on Saturday.The championshipThe Under-23 Senior World Wrestling Championship is the one of the biggest events of the wrestling arena. The silver that Ritu clinched was under the 48kg categoryThe competition is organised by United World WrestlingThis year, it was held in PolandIn the quarter-final, Ritu defeated Bulgarian wrestler Selishka by 2 pointsIn the semi-final, she defeated Chinese wrestler Jiang Zhu by a close call; 1 pointFinally, for the bout of the gold, Phogat lost to Turkish opponent Evin DemirhanVictory for Turkey / Deccan HeraldRitu’s previous recordsRitu Phogat is an Indian female wrestler from the state of Haryana. She is one of the three Phogat sisters from Haryana, honoured in the Bollywood film Dangal. Her sisters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari, as well as cousin Vinesh Phogat, have established themselves as world-class wrestlers. Phogat sisters23-year-old Ritu became the most expensive female wrestler at the Pro Wrestling League auction in 2016, and played for ‘Jaipur Ninjas’ franchiseRitu won the gold medal at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship held in Singapore last yearRitu also won a bronze at the Asian Championships in May this year In a proud moment, Ritu had won a gold at the National Championship held in Indore this month, along with cousin Vinesh — both in their respective categoriesVinesh and Ritu Phogat / Jagran.comAnother young Indian wrestler, Divya Kakran — came close to a medal but lost in the bronze medal bout. However, she had won the silver at the Asian Wrestling Championship this year. advertisementDivya at the Asian Wrestling Championship’17Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to [email protected]last_img read more