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Wrestler Geeta makes Olympics cut

Last updated on: April 01, 2012 19:29 IST

India's Geeta created history by becoming the first Indian woman wrestler to have qualified for the Olympics after reaching the final of the Asian qualifying event in Astana, Kazakhstan on Sunday.

GeetaIn the 55kg category, Geeta won two bouts to enter the final round and book a berth in the upcoming London Olympics.

Both the gold and silver medallists from the Asian qualifying event, which ends on Sunday, will get a ticket to the London Games.

This is the first time an Indian female grappler has qualified for the Olympics since women's wrestling was introduced in the quadrennial extravaganza in 2004.

Photographs: PIB/Gaurav/Govind

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