Right from sizing each other up to locking horns for the win, this match packs some edge-of-the-seat moments.

Dangal of the champions Watch what happened when Sakshi Malik faced Geeta Phogat in 2015 Screenshot
Social Sport Friday, December 30, 2016 - 13:45

2016 has been a glorious year for Indian sportswomen. Sakshi Malik and PV Sindhu shone in the Rio Olympics, the story of the Phogat sisters and women's wrestling became the talk of the town with Dangal and Shanthi Soundarajan was offered a government post after years of struggle - to name a few.

Ever wonder what would happen if two of these champions were to face-off?

Well, you don't need to wonder any more, because this video from 2015 gives you a glimpse of just that: Olympic Bronze-medalist Sakshi Malik vs Commonwealth gold-medalist Geeta Phogat.

The two ace wrestlers faced off in the Asian Cadet Wrestling Championships at the Indira Gandhi Indoor stadium complex, Kasaba Jadhav wrestling hall in the national capital.

Watch what happened:

Right from sizing each other up to locking horns for the win, this match packs some edge-of-the-seat moments.

Incidentally, Sakshi and Geeta have trained together, with the latter being Sakshi's senior. They both compete in the same 58 kg weight category. Sakshi has often referred to 'Geeta didi' and though Geeta beat her in the above match, Sakshi competed against Geeta in the Olympic trials this year and won. 

Now, Geeta is preparing to make a comeback at the upcoming Pro Wrestling League (PWL) and told PTI that she was feeling the pressure after her hiatus from wrestling due to an injury.

Geeta will be facing Sakshi in the PWL too and said that she is ready to take on anyone in her weight category. "Sometimes it boils down to a move or two and that makes all the difference. It's all about applying a technique," Geeta said.

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