Ritika Phogat, the sister of Babita and Geeta Phogat committed suicide after losing the final match of a wrestling tournament. As per the report, Ritika was playing junior women, the state-level sub-junior, and men’s wrestling tournament in Bharatpur where she committed suicide after losing the final match of the tournament.
Indian wrestling lovers woke up with a shock on today’s morning as Ritika Phogat committed suicide early morning. Ritika, who is a cousin sister of Geeta Phogat and Babita Phogat, took her life after she lost the final of the wrestling tournament played in Bharatpur. She was just 17.
Ritika Phogat lost the final by 1 point on March 14 and hung herself to death after losing in the final. She was a student of the Mahavir Phogat Sports Academy and trained under Dronacharya Awardee Mahavir Singh Phogat.
Mahavir Phogat was an amateur wrestler whereas his elder daughter, Geeta Phogat, is a freestyle wrestler. She has won India’s first gold medal in wrestling at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Also, she is the first-ever Indian women wrestler who has qualified for the Olympics 2012 which were held in London.
Babita earned a silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, bronze at the 2012 World Wrestling Championships, and a gold medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Not only this but Mahavir Phogat and the Phogat sisters were also shot in the Aamir Khan’s 2016 film named ‘Dangal’. This film became the highest-grossing Indian film of all time.