Wrestler Geeta Phogat loves people who can make her laugh

Aug 10, 2018, 15:40 IST | A Correspondent

Geeta Phogat, whose life inspired Aamir Khan to make the sports biopic Dangal, has said that she loves to be surrounded with the people who have the ability to make her laugh

Wrestler Geeta Phogat loves people who can make her laugh
Geeta Phogat

American novelist Madeleine L'Engle rightly said that — a good laugh heals a lot of hurts, and looks like India wrestler Geeta Phogat seconds her thought.

Phogat, whose life inspired Aamir Khan to make the sports biopic Dangal, has said that she loves to be surrounded with the people who have the ability to make her laugh. Yesterday, she wrote on social media:"I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person.”

Geeta Phogat is a freestyle wrestler who won India's first ever gold medal in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games in 2010. She is also the first Indian female wrestler to have qualified for the Olympic Summer Games

Her father Mahavir Singh Phogat, a former wrestler himself and a Dronacharya Award recipient, is also her coach. Her sister Babita Kumari and her cousin Vinesh Phogat are also Commonwealth Games gold medalists. Both won gold medals in their respective categories in 2014 edition of Commonwealth Games. Another younger sister of Geeta Phogat, Ritu Phogat, too is an international level wrestler and has won a gold medal at the 2016 Commonwealth Wrestling Championship. Her youngest sister, Sangita Phogat is also a wrestler.

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