Geeta Phogat was born in the Haryana village of Balali in the Charkhi Dadri district. Her coach is Mahavir Singh Phogat, her father, who was a wrestler in his own right and won the Dronacharya Award. She has won numerous medals, and both her cousin Vinesh Phogat and sister Babita Kumari are gold medalists from the Commonwealth Games.
Commonwealth Games- 2010: She defeated Australian Emily Bensted in the gold medal match, 1-0, 7-0, to win India’s first-ever women’s wrestling gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.
Summer Olympics- 2012: Phogat took home the gold at the 2012 Wrestling FILA Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament, which was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan. At the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports (NSNIS), Patiala, she received a rigorous education under the direction of chief coach O.P. Yadav and foreign specialist Ryan Dobo.
Commonwealth Wrestling Championship- 2013: In the women’s freestyle 59 kg division of the competition held in Johannesburg, South Africa, Phogat came in second and took home the silver medal after losing the final match to Oluwafunmilayo Adeniyi of Nigeria.
Asian Wrestling Championships- 2012: In the opening match at the 2012 Asian Wrestling Championships, Phogat was defeated by Kanako Murata of Japan by a score of 5:0. Because the Japanese wrestler advanced to the finals, Phogat was permitted to compete in the 55 kg bronze medal match and defeated Sumiya Erdenechimeg of Mongolia 3:1.
Commonwealth Wrestling Championship- 2009: At the 2009 Commonwealth Wrestling Championship, which took place from December 19 to December 21 in Jalandhar, Punjab, Phogat took home the gold medal.