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Geeta Phogat's 'proud moment' while missing Asiad: Dad Mahavir meeting South Korean First Lady

The Phogat family recently met South Korean First Lady Kim Jung-Sook in New Delhi.

, ET Bureau|
Aug 27, 2018, 01.22 PM IST
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The Phogat sisters with father dad Mahavir. (Image: Instagram/geetaphogat)
She may be sitting the Asian Games out this year, but Geeta Phogat has lots to be proud of — including her cousin, Vinesh Phogat’s golden run at the games.

A few weeks ago, the entire family — Geeta, Babita, Ritu, Sangeeta and dad, Mahavir Phogat — were invited to meet South Korean first lady, Kim Jung-Sook in New Delhi.

The biggest takeaway from the meeting, Geeta told ETPanache, was the realisation that women sportspersons in both South Korea and India have similar issues — lack of opportunity and support.


“The meeting was very interesting. She said my father has been an inspiration for her and that she would like more opportunities being given to women in her country too,” Geeta said. The 2010 Commonwealth gold medallist says that their father getting international recognition was another highlight.

“He’s done so much for wrestling in the country. It was a proud moment for us to see him meet the First Lady.”

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She came on the field, she played like a hero and left the stadium with more than a medal. What she wore was a sense of glory, victory and the honour of making her country proud. This is what the winners at the Asian Games have been living.The ongoing games have seen strong and talented women bring home joy and glory. Here's a look the women from Team India who are winning our hearts.In Pic: Tennis player Ankita Raina (L), Shooter Rahi Sarnobat (C) and Wrestler Vinesh Phogat (R).
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