Pooja Gehlot Wrestler Biography
|Birthplace||Narela, New Delhi|
|Date of Birth||15th March 1997|
|Age||25 years old (As of 2022)|
|Fathers Name||Vijender Singh|
|Mothers Name||Jagwanti Devi|
|Height||5 ft 3 inch|
|Siblings||2 brothers (Ankit, Pushpender), 1 sister (Priyanka)|
Pooja Gehlot Early Life:
Hailing from Farmana, Harayana. Indian freestyle wrestler Pooja Gehlot aka Pooja Gahlawat was born on 15th March 1997 in Narela, New Delhi. Pooja Gehlot attended Lovely Professional University for BE.PED.
At the age of 6, Pooja Gehlot started learning the basics of wrestling. Her uncle, Dharamveer Singh was a former wrestler and he often trained Pooja Gehlot in her early days.
Pooja Gehlot’s father, Vijender Singh never wanted her daughter to pursue her career in wrestling, but later on, Pooja Gehlot started playing Volleyball as she also played national level Volleyball in her school days.
Pooja Gehlot Professional Life:
The journey of Pooja Gehlot started at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, the success of her sisters, Geeta Phogat and Babita Phogat made her pursue wrestling one more time.
Pooja Gehlot won her first Gold medal at the 2016 Junior Wrestling Championship held in Ranchi in the 48 kg freestyle category as everything was going perfectly for the young wrestler but unfortunately in the same year, Pooja Gehlot suffered an injury and was out of wrestling for more than a year.
In 2018, Pooja Gehlot won the Bharat Kesari event a freestyle wrestling competition organized by the Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs as she won the winning prize of 10 lakhs.
In 2017 at the Asian Junior Championship held in Taiwan, Pooja Gehlot won the gold medal in the 51 kgs category.
But Pooja Gehlot’s biggest success came in 2019 when she won the silver medal and become the only second Indian woman wrestler to win a medal at World Wrestling Championship held in Budapest Hungary.
The first Indian woman wrestler to win a medal was none other than her sister, Geeta Phogat in the 2017 World Wrestling Championship.
Pooja Gehlot Commonwealth Games 2022:
Commonwealth Games 2022 will be the first edition for the Indian freestyle wrestler Pooja Gehlot as she will be competing in the 50 kg freestyle wrestling event in CWG 2022. Pooja Gehlot is also one of the biggest hope in wrestling to win medals at this prestigious international event.
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Pooja Gehlot Family:
Pooja Gehlot’s father, Vijender Singh lives in Delhi and works as a laboratory assistant at the Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya, Delhi. Pooja’s mother’s name is Jagwanti Devi and she is a homemaker.
Pooja Gehlot has a total of 3 siblings, two brothers named Ankit Gehlwat and Pushpendra Gehlawat, and a sister named Priyanka Gehlawat.
Pooja Gehlot’s Uncle’s name is Dharmanveer Singh who is a well-known Indian wrestler who used to train Pooja in her early days of wrestling the famous Phogat Sisters are her cousins and also Pooja’s inspiration to start wrestling.
Pooja Gehlot Records and Achievements:
Indian freestyle wrestler, Pooja Gehlot won the National Junior Wrestling Championship in 2016 in the 48 kg weight category.
Pooja Gehlot won her first international arena success when she won a gold medal in the Asian Junior Championship in Taiwan in 2017.
In 2018, Pooja Gehlot won the Bharat Kesari title awarded by the Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs.
Pooja Gehlot also won a Silver medal at the 2019 U23 World Wrestling Championships in the 53 kg category held in Budapest, Hungary.
Pooja Gehlot Controversy: NA
Pooja Gehlot Unknown Facts:
Pooja Gehlot in her early days was interested in Volleyball but later on, she got inspiration from her Phoghat sisters and choose Wrestling.
Pooja Gehlot started wrestling at the age of 6 but never showed interest and left wrestling to pursue a career in volleyball after 10 years once again resumed her wrestling and won various medals.
Pooja Gehlot’s biggest inspiration is Indian Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt.
Pooja Gehlot Social Media:
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Pooja Gehlot Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/poojagahlawat_/?hl=en
Pooja Gehlot Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pooja_Gehlot