IOS Sports and Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., one of India’s leading sports management organizations, have announced the on-boarding of the dynamic duo of Olympic wrestler siblings, Geeta and Babita Phogat to their ever-growing sports family.
Hailing from a family full of talented wrestlers, the Phogat sisters, Babita and Geeta have been in the limelight due to their athleticism while representing India on big world stages.
The 33-year-old freestyle wrestler, Geeta Phogat scripted history for India when she won the first ever gold medal for India in wrestling at the 2010 commonwealth Games. Later she became the first Indian female wrestler to qualify for summer Olympic games.
Geeta on her partnership with IOS expressed by saying, “I am excited to have IOS sports as a part of my team. They have a plethora of decorated Olympic and Paralympic players associated with them along with many upcoming athletes. Their work with them has been tremendous and I am looking forward to an exciting partnership with them.”
Babita Phogat is no stranger to winning medals herself. She has been one of the most consistent athletes as she has reached the final of all the commonwealth games in her weight category since 2010 which resulted in her bagging 2 silver and 1 gold medal for India.
Babita, has always encouraged women empowerment and has found IOS sports as her perfect partner to support her in this journey as well. She said, “It was important for me to have a specialist onboard to manage my commercial interests so that I can plan my career ahead in a better manner and I am glad to have IOS, who are one of the best as my partners. I strongly believe in women empowerment and I want to inspire the younger generation with my experiences not only in wrestling, but in the field they are good at. Along with this I would like to further my contribution to Indian Wrestling in the days ahead.”
After the recent announcement of partnering with the Dangal sisters, Mr. Rahul Trehan, COO, IOS Sports and Entertainment Pvt. Ltd said, “It’s a pleasure for us to have the iconic Phogat sisters onboard with us. Their journey is one that has been seen by the world and shall be an inspiration for many. We are keenly looking forward to working with Geeta & Babita Phogat, whose iconic status touched the highest point once the movie Dangal based on their life’s journey was released. I believe their experience mixed with ours will allow them as well as us to grow further and set up new adventures to explore.”
IOS Sports and Entertainment has an ample number of top-class athletes under their belt which include Olympic medalists like MC Mary Kom (Boxing), Vijender Singh (Boxing), Manpreet Singh (Hockey), Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (Weightlifting), Lovlina Borgohain (Boxing), and Paralympic medalists like Nishad Kumar (High Jump), Manoj Sarkar (Badminton) to name a few. Along with them, IOS sports also manages Olympians like Rani Rampal (Hockey) and elite international athletes like Hima Das (Athletics) and Dhanalakshmi Sekar (Athletics) while also, aiming at providing the right guidance to budding talents like Jeremy Lalrinnunga (Weightlifting) and Dhruv Kapila (Badminton).