Geeta Phogat trains her focus on winning gold medals at Commonwealth and Asian Games

New Delhi: India's star wrestler Geeta Phogat said that her target was to win gold medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and Asian Games.

"As for now, my immediate aim is to win gold medals at the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games next year and I am completely focused on that," she told reporters on the sidelines of an event.

Geeta Phogat. Reuters

File image of Geeta Phogat. Reuters

The 28-year-old Geeta, whose life inspired Bollywood star Aamir Khan to make a movie 'Dangal' that went on to become one of the greatest blockbusters of all time, said that she did not want any distractions in the run up to Commonwealth and Asian Games.

"I want to focus on my training and leave no room for distraction. So, reality-tv shows are a no-no," she said.

The first Indian female wrestler to have qualified for Olympics, Geeta was present at the event, along with her husband and fellow wrestler Pawan Kumar.

The event was organised by Taxpayers Association of Bharat (TAXAB), a platform for citizen-driven movement for population stabilisation, which said it will appeal to the Centre to bring about a "two-child norm in the country".

London Olympics bronze medal winning wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, who also attended the programme, acknowledged that over population was the biggest problem bedevilling the country and people must join hands to address the issue.

"We must come together in this campaign and impress upon the government to come with a law on population control. Only with controlled population, the youth of the coming generation will be strong and prosperous," Dutt said.


Published Date: Jul 11, 2017 08:58 am | Updated Date: Jul 11, 2017 10:20 am