Pooja Gehlot: Biography, Height, Weight, Age, Religion, Boyfriend, Family, Networth & More
Pooja Gehlot was born on 15 March 1997 in Delhi. She showed keen interest in sports from an early age. Her uncle Dharamveer Singh was a wrestler and he started taking her to an akhara when she was about six years of age. However, her father Vijender Singh was opposed to her playing wrestling and Gehlot started playing volleyball. She went up to play at the junior national-level in volleyball. Although, her coaches thought that she was not tall enough to make an impact in the game.
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 160 cm|
in meters– 1.60 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 3”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 55 kg|
in pounds– 121 lbs
In 2016, Pooja made her wrestling debut at the National Junior Wrestling Championship in Ranchi under the 48 kg category. She won a gold medal in the championship. During her practice sessions, she had a major injury and doctors asked her to take a rest for a year. In 2017, she resumed her practise sessions, and in 2018, she participated in a freestyle wrestling competition. The competition was organised by the Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs department to commemorate the martyrdom day of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, and Sukhdev. In the competition, she received the Bharat Kesari title along with a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh.
|Date of Birth||15 March 1997 (Saturday)|
|Age (as of 2022)||25 Years|
|Birthplace||Narela, New Delhi, India|
|Hometown||Farmana, Haryana, India|
|College/University||Lovely Professional University|
|Educational Qualification||B.P.Ed from LPU|
Family & Relationships
Her father, Vijender Singh, works as a lab assistant at Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya, Delhi. Her mother’s name is Jagwanti Devi. She has two brothers named Ankit Gahlawat and Pushpendra Gahlawat, and a sister named Priyanka Gahlawat.
|Parents||Father– Vijender Singh (lab assistant at a Sarvodya Bal Vidyalaya)|
Mother– Jagwanti Devi
|Siblings||Brother– Ankit Gahlawat, Pushpendra Gahlawat|
Sister– Priyanka Gahlawat
|Debut||2016 National Junior Wrestling Championship|
|Coach/Mentor||Dharamveer Singh (her uncle)|
|Event(s)||• 50 kg|
• 53 kg
|Medals||• Gold Medal, Junior National Championship 2016, Ranchi|
• Gold Medal, Junior Asian Championship 2017, Taiwan
• Silver Medal, World U23 Wrestling Championships 2019, Budapest, Hungary
• Bronze Medal in Women’s 50kg freestyle at CEG 2022
Income and Networth is unknown.
- Pooja Gehlot is an Indian freestyle wrestler.
- She grew up in Narela, New Delhi, India.Pooja Gehlot’s childhood photo
- Since childhood, she was interested in wrestling, and she started learning the basics of wrestling at the age of 6. In childhood, she would often accompany her paternal uncle Dharamvir Singh, a wrestler, to various wrestling matches.
- According to Pooja, her father did not want her to pursue wrestling as a career due to which she started playing Volleyball, which she played at the national level.Pooja Gehlot with her volleyball team
- The success of Geeta Phogat and Babita Phogat at the 2010 Commonwealth Games inspired Pooja, and she decided to follow in their footsteps.
- In 2016, she won a gold medal at the Junior Wrestling Championships held in Ranchi in the 48 kg category. In the same year, she got injured while practicing wrestling moves following which she could not practice wrestling for one year.
- In 2018, she won the title of Bharat Kesari at a freestyle wrestling competition organised by the Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs department to commemorate the martyrdom day of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, and Sukhdev, she also won Rs. 10 lakh.Pooja Gehlot with Manohar Lal Khattar and Anil Vij
- In 2017, she won a gold medal in the 51 kg category at the Asian Junior Championships held in Taiwan.Pooja Gehlot with her gold medal that she won in Taiwan
- In 2019, she became the second Indian woman to win a silver medal in the 51 kg category at the World Wrestling Championship held in Budapest, Hungary; Geeta Phogat was the first Indian woman to win a medal, Silver, at the World Wrestling Championship in 2017.Pooja Gehlot with her silver medal that she won in Budapest, Hungary in 2019
- In an interview, Pooja talked about her strengths and said that her upper-body strength gives her an advantage that came from training with boys. She said,
Initially, when I knew that I had to train with boys I was reluctant. But I wanted to be a wrestler and my father always motivated me to not think about such things. Training with Greco-Roman wrestlers helped make by defence rock-solid.”
- She has endorsed a health supplement brand, Guardian GNC
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