Wrestling Is In Her Blood
Phogat has been wrestling her whole life, which is unsurprising given that she comes from a famous wrestling family.
Her father, Mahavir Singh Phogat, is an Olympic wrestling coach, and he had Ritu and her sisters on the mats from a young age.
"The Indian Tigress" is a Commonwealth gold medalist in wrestling and has won multiple world and national titles throughout her career.
There’s A Movie Made About Her Family
Speaking of family, Phogat's older sisters, Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari, were the stars of the 2016 film "Dangal," which is based on their wins at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
"The Indian Tigress" followed in their footsteps at the games six years later, and with her exploits inside the ONE Circle being broadcast around the world, she has also become a celebrity herself.
She Made History For India
In 2017, Phogat made headlines by winning a silver medal at the World Under-23 Wrestling Championship in Bydgoszcz, Poland. This was a historic moment for her, as it represented India's first-ever medal at the competition.
Still only 28 years old, Phogat is already seen as a trailblazer for Indian wrestling and an inspiration for those who want to enter the sport.