Women On Top: The Power of Indian Sports Women


We just celebrated international women’s day, let us take a quick look at some of the women who are making India proud.

Sania Mirza PC: Economics Times

 

She is the most dominant female in Indian tennis. She won maiden women’s doubles Grand Slam title at Wimbledon earlier this year and two other double titles prior to her win with Martina Hingis. She is No 1 WTA rank in doubles. She received Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in women’s tennis.

 

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Saina Nehwal PC: Hindustan Times

 

Saina Nehwal: She is the first women in India who receives World No 1 rank in Badminton. The London Olympic bronze Medal winner is doing India proud. She recently received Padma Bhushan Award in 2016.

 

 

 

 

Dipa Karmakar PC: Ten Sports

 

Dipa Karmakar: The Indian gymnast who missed the medal in Rio Olympic by a very minute margin is largely applauded by sports persons in India and currently seen as India’s hope for Olympic. She recently received Padma Shri award for her feats in gymnastic

 

 

 

PV Sindhu PC: TOI

 

PV Sindhu: This 19-year-old is the first Indian women to win a medal in World Badminton Championship in 2013. She recently won Silver Medal at Olympics which made India proud. She recently received Padma Shri award.

 

 

Arunima Sinha PC: News18

 

Arunima Sinha: This 27-year-old is the first Indian differently abled women to climbed the Mt. Everest. She is also the former football and volleyball player who lost her leg after she was pushed from the running train by the thieves. She is a receiver of Padma Shri Award.

 

 

 

Mary Kom  PC: Livemint

 

MC Mary Kom: She is the five times World Champion in Boxing. Her full name is Chungneijang Mery Kom Hmangte. She is 34 years old and won many awards like Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan; Arjuna Award for boxing.

 

 

 

Heena Sindhu  PC: India Today

 

Heena Sidhu: She is the India’s first World No 1 pistol shooter. She is 27 years old. He receives Arjuna award for shooting. She is also the first Indian who won a Gold Medal in 2013 ISSF World Cup Finals Pistol. She is a receiver of Arjuna Award.

 

 

 

Geeta Phogat PC: Economics Times

 

Geeta Phogat: India’s first woman wrestler who qualified for Olympics in 2012. She won the first Gold medal in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games in 2010. The receiver of Arjuna Award.

 

 

 

Sakshi Malik  PC: TOI

 

Sakshi Malik: She is a 24-year-old wrestler. She recently won Bronze Medal in 2016 and became the Indian first women who won a medal at Olympics. She is the recipient of Padma Shri award as well.

 

 

 

 

By: – Shubham Sangwan