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Babita Kumari
Babita Kumari
Phogat (born 20 November 1989) is an Indian female wrestler, who won the gold medal in 2014 Commonwealth Games. She also won silver medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games
2010 Commonwealth Games
and 2018 Commonwealth Games, a bronze medal at the 2012 World Wrestling Championships,[4]

Contents

1 Personal life and family 2 Career

2.1 2009 Commonwealth Wrestling Championship 2.2 2010 Commonwealth Games 2.3 2011 Commonwealth Wrestling Championship 2.4 2012 World Wrestling Championships 2.5 2013 Asian Wrestling Championships 2.6 2014 Commonwealth Games 2.7 2014 Asian Games 2.8 2015 Asian Wrestling Championships 2.9 2016 Rio Olympics 2.10 2018 Gold Coast CommonWealth Games

3 Popular culture 4 Other titles 5 References 6 External links

Personal life and family[edit] Further information: Phogat sisters Babita is the sister of India's first gold medalist in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games, Geeta Phogat. and the daughter of wrestler and Dronacharya Award
Dronacharya Award
recipient Mahavir Singh Phogat. She has a cousin Vinesh Phogat who also won gold, in the 48 kg category, at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.[5][6] Babita, along with her sister and cousin, have contributed to a change in mindset and attitude towards girls and women in their village in Haryana.[7][8] Her youngest sister, Ritu Phogat, too is an international level wrestler and has won a gold medal at the 2016 Commonwealth Wrestling Championship. Her younger sister, Sangita Phogat is also a wrestler. Career[edit] 2009 Commonwealth Wrestling Championship[edit] In the tournament in Jalandhar, Punjab, Babita won the gold medal in the women's freestyle 51 kg category.[9] 2010 Commonwealth Games[edit] At the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Babita won the silver medal in the women's freestyle 51 kg category after being defeated by Ifeoma Christi Nwoye of Nigeria in the gold medal match with the score of 0–2, 4–5.[10] 2011 Commonwealth Wrestling Championship[edit] In the tournament held in Melbourne, Australia, Babita won the gold medal in the women's freestyle 48 kg category.[9] 2012 World Wrestling Championships[edit] In the Round of 16 of the 2012 World Wrestling Championships, Babita faced Hsin-Ju Chiu of Taipei whom she beat 5:0. Her quarter-finals opponent was Risako Kawai of Japan whom she beat 5:0 to qualify for the semi-finals. She lost 1:3 to Jessica Anne Marie MacDonald of Canada
Canada
in the semi-finals. She was then able to contest for the bronze medal which she won in the women's freestyle 51 kg category by beating Zamira Rakhmanova of Russia
Russia
5:0.[11] 2013 Asian Wrestling Championships[edit] At the 2013 Asian Wrestling Championships tournament in New Delhi, India, Babita won the bronze medal in the women's freestyle 55 kg category along with Han Kum-ok of North Korea. 2014 Commonwealth Games[edit] In the women's freestyle 55 kg category at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Babita's first opponent in the quarter-finals was Kathryn Marsh of Scotland whom she beat 9–2, 4–0 (classification points 4:1). Her opponent in the semi-finals was Louisa Porogovska of England whom she beat 2–0 (classification points 5:0) – victory by fall (wrestling terminology). In the gold medal bout, she was up against Brittanee Laverdure of Canada
Canada
whom she beat 5–0, 4–2 (classification points 3:1) to win the gold medal.[12] 2014 Asian Games[edit] Babita was not able to repeat her Commonwealth Games feat at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. In the Round of 16 of the women's freestyle 55 kg category, she faced Srey Mao Dorn of Mongolia whom she beat 5:0. In the quarter-finals, she faced Aiym Abdildina of Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
whom she beat 3:1. She lost 0:4 to Olympic champion Saori Yoshida of Japan in the semi-finals. She was able to contest for the bronze medal but lost 1:3 to her opponent Xuechun Zhong of China.[13] 2015 Asian Wrestling Championships[edit] Babita defeated Abdy Kadyrova Elsa of Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
10–0 in the quarterfinal of the 2015 Asian Wrestling Championships, after getting the better of Zukhra Mustanova of Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan
by the same margin in the qualification round. Babita failed to enter the final as she lost her semifinal bout to Pak Yong-Mi of North Korea, losing in the last five seconds. With a chance for a podium finish, Babita lost to Zhuldyz Eshimova-Turtbayeva of Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
3–6 in the bronze medal play-off.[14][15] 2016 Rio Olympics[edit] Babita became the third and final entry from India
India
in the women's wrestling for the 2016 Summer Olympics
2016 Summer Olympics
in Rio de Janeiro. She represented India
India
along with her cousin Vinesh Phogat. She qualified for the Rio Games after her opponent failed a doping test in the qualifying tournament and the quota was given to India.[16] Babita lost in the first round 1–5.[17] 2018 Gold Coast CommonWealth Games[edit] Babita Kumari
Babita Kumari
Phogat won the bronze medal match in women’s 76kg freestyle wrestling at 2018 Commonwealth Games
2018 Commonwealth Games
in Gold Coast. [18]

Popular culture[edit] The film Dangal loosely based on the story of her and her sister which released on 23 December 2016. Babita was portrayed by Sanya Malhotra and her younger self by Suhani Bhatnagar.[19][20][21] Other titles[edit]

Dave Schultz Memorial Tournament, 2010 – Sixth place[22] Dave Schultz Memorial Tournament, 2012 – Bronze[23] Dave Schultz Memorial Tournament, 2014 – Silver[24]

References[edit]

^ "BABITA KUMARI". Commonwealth Games Federation. Retrieved 22 April 2016.  ^ "Indian women win three gold in Commonwealth Wrestling". Zee News. PTI. 19 December 2009. Archived from the original on 27 November 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.  ^ "RESULTS – 2011 Championships". commonwealthwrestling.sharepoint.com. Commonwealth Amateur Wrestling Association (CAWA). Retrieved 18 September 2015.  ^ "Babita clinches bronze in World Championships". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 12 November 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2014.  ^ "Meet the medal winning Phogat sisters".  ^ "Wrestling coach Mahavir Phogat overlooked for Dronacharya Award".  ^ "'Phogat sisters' build their legacy in wrestling". www.sunday-guardian.com. Retrieved 2015-11-02.  ^ "Meet the medal winning Phogat sisters Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". dna. Retrieved 2015-11-02.  ^ a b "Home". commonwealthwrestling.sharepoint.com. Retrieved 2015-11-02.  ^ Chetan Sharma (8 October 2010). "CWG wrestling: Anita, Alka win gold, Babita bags silver". New Delhi: Web India. Archived from the original on 20 November 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2014.  ^ "International Wrestling Database". www.iat.uni-leipzig.de. Retrieved 2015-11-02.  ^ " Glasgow
Glasgow
2014 – Babita Kumari
Babita Kumari
Profile". g2014results.thecgf.com. Retrieved 2015-11-02.  ^ "Athletes_Profile Biographies Sports". www.incheon2014ag.org. Retrieved 2015-11-02.  ^ "Sakshi Malik, Lalita Win Bronze in Asian Wrestling Championship". NDTVSports.com. Retrieved 2015-11-02.  ^ "Indian Wrestlers Fail to Make a Mark in World Wrestling Championships". NDTVSports.com. Retrieved 2015-11-02.  ^ "Khatri, Babita bag Rio berths, take Indian wrestlers' count to 8". 11 May 2016. Retrieved 18 August 2016.  ^ " Babita Kumari
Babita Kumari
loses her wrestling bout, bows out of Rio Olympics 2016 – Firstpost". Firstpost. 2016-08-18. Retrieved 2016-10-21.  ^ "EXPRESS WEB DESK, CWG 2018, Wrestling highlights: Sushil Kumar, Rahul Aware win gold medal; Babita Kumari
Babita Kumari
wins silver; Kiran wins bronze". 12 April 2018. Retrieved 12 April 2018.  ^ "Aamir Khan to play Mahavir Phogat in Dangal, meets his wrestler daughters Geeta and Babita".  ^ "This is how Aamir is preparing for his role in Dangal".  ^ "Ranbir Kapoor, Karan Johar visit Aamir Khan post his injury". Bollywood Mantra. Retrieved 25 October 2016.  ^ "International Wrestling Database". www.iat.uni-leipzig.de. Retrieved 2015-11-02.  ^ "International Wrestling Database". www.iat.uni-leipzig.de. Retrieved 2015-11-02.  ^ "International Wrestling Database". www.iat.uni-leipzig.de. Retrieved 2015-11-02. 

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