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.
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.
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
Anju Bobby George
The first ever Indian to win a Gold Medal at the World Championships in Athletics by jumping a massive 6.70m.
Her July 2014 FIDE Elo rating was 2598, placing her number three in the world among women players
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.
Won India’s first ever gold medal in women’s wrestling in the 55 kg freestyle category
at the 2010 Commonwealth games.
She won gold medal at the Delhi Commonwealth Games with a throw of 61.51 metres.
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
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
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.
Who is your favorite athelete?
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