Ritika Phogat, cousin of Geeta & Babita allegedly commits suicide after losing wrestling tournament final

The maternal sister of Geeta and Babita, Ritika lost in the final of the 53 kg category of the state sub-junior competition by a bare margin of one point.
Aditya Kumar Editor

Updated - 18 March 2021 4:30 pm

Rajasthan wrestler Ritika Phogat, the cousin of Commonwealth Games gold medalists Geeta and Babita Phogat, allegedly committed suicide on Wednesday after losing the final match of a wrestling tournament. The maternal sister of Geeta and Babita, Ritika lost in the final of the 53 kg category of the state sub-junior competition by a bare margin of one point. Reports say that Ritika, who finished second in the competition, could not bear the shock of losing in the finale of the tournament and ended her life. It is worth noting that Ritika was learning and practicing wrestling at the Mahavir Phogat Sports Academy in Charkhi Dadri.

The wrestling tournament took place in Bharatpur, Rajasthan. It had started on March 12 and Ritika played the final on March 14.

Minister of State Vijay Kumar Singh condoles demise of Ritika

Vijay Kumar Singh, Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, mourned the demise of Ritika and added that athletes nowadays are facing pressure, which was not a case some decades ago. He, meanwhile, proposed that the athletes should be trained to deal with pressure.

Phogat sisters took to Twitter:

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