Fighting her way out of sisters' shadow

Ssssssssshh, Ssssssssshh.

As Ritu Phogat's arm snakes out, she exhales a hiss of effort. Her glove collides with her coach's protective mitt and you can hear the slap of violence.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 25, 2020, with the headline 'Fighting her way out of sisters' shadow'. Subscribe