Established freestyle wrestler Geeta Phogat won the first ever gold medal in wrestling for India at the Commonwealth Games in 2010. This week she gleefully shared a few glimpses of her personal life standing with her latest drive, a Land Rover Range Rover Evoque SUV. The photos capture her and her husband and fellow wrestler, Pawan Kumar taking delivery of the car at the AMP Motors dealership.
Her joy summed up in her own words – Hard work always pays off, love with our new car’ (sic).
The 4WD Range Rover Evoque in question appears to be a HSE variant model owing to its grille design, LED foglamps and air intake channel design. The dual tone red and black model is plush on interiors with Oxford leather adjustable electric memory seats, and electrically adjustable driver and passenger seats.
Power comes from Land Rover’s 2-litre Ingenium diesel engine that returns 177 bhp and 430 Nm of of peak torque mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. In the Land Rover product lineup, Range Rover Evoque sits just below the all new Range Rover Velar, which is available both in petrol and diesel variants. The latest luxury car market entrant will be shown in India in September 2017.
Geeta Phogat is also the first Indian female wrestler to have qualified for the 2012 Olympic Summer Games. Coached by her father, a wrestler and a Dronacharya Award recipient, Mahavir Singh Phogat, she is from a family of distinguished wrestlers. Her sister Babita Kumari, and cousin Vinesh Phogat are 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallists. Her younger sisters, Ritu Phogat, and Sangita Phogat are wrestlers too.
Among all sports disciplines in Olympics, India has always sent a full delegation for wrestling competitions with participants mostly from the north of India. Apart from wrestling, participation in Archery and Badminton are equally high among the Indian delegation at most international sporting events.