Top Women Athletes Who Are Making India Really Proud

Our nation has produced many famous atheletes.Sania Mirza, Saina Nehwal , PT Usha and Mary Kom have filled us with a sense of pride.Everyone in India knows them and their fan following is in millions.But there are many other women athletes whose sheer excellence and dedication towards their sport needs to be acknowledged.These women have fought all odds in the society and struggled to reach the top.And they definitely deserve our appreciation and applause.

Deepika Kumari

Archery player, Currently ranked World No. 14, and is a former world number one.

She won a gold medal in the 2010 Commonwealth games in the women’s individual re-curve event.

deepika kumari

Dipika Pallikal

Squash player,She is the first Indian woman to break into the top 10 in the WSA rankings.

She won 3 WISPA tour titles in 2011 that saw her attain a career best ranking of 13.

She opposes the unequal pay for men and women in playing Indian sports

dipika pallikal

Anju Bobby George

The first ever Indian to win a Gold Medal at the World Championships in Athletics by jumping a massive 6.70m.

anju bobby george

Humpy Koneru 

Her July 2014 FIDE Elo rating was 2598, placing her number three in the world among women players

humpy koneru

Anjali Bhagwat

She became the World Number One in 10m Air Rifle in 2002.

Also won her first World Cup Final in Milan, in 2003, with a score of 399/400.

anjali bhagwat

Geeta Phogat

Won India’s first ever gold medal in women’s wrestling in the 55 kg freestyle category

at the 2010 Commonwealth games.

geeta phogat

Krishna Poonia

She won gold medal at the Delhi Commonwealth Games with a throw of 61.51 metres.

krishna poonia

PV Sindhu

 The first ever Indian woman to win a medal in singles at the World Championships

Received Padma Shri on 30 March 2015.

ranked 3 in the BWF Junior Rankings

pv sindhu

Laishram Sarita Devi

She is a national champion and a former world champion in the light weight boxing.

She was awarded Arjuna Award in 2009 has been banned for 2 years when she refused to accept her bronze medal at Asian games

laishram sarita devi

Bhakti Sharma

Set a world record by swimming 1.4 miles in 52 minutes in one degree temperature in the Antarctic Ocean.She has been into open water swimming for the last 10 years and also swam across four oceans, eight channels and seas. This also is a world record.

bhakti sharma

 

Who is your favorite athelete?

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