Sports in India are witnessing a complete new era, which the country never seen before. Women coming forward and taking the reins to steer the Indian sports forward is triumph to the nation. Sports always been my priority in terms of health fitness and interest, it is always a pleasure to see how more and more women are being a part of it.
Trained under the stupendous and world champion Pullela Gopichand, Saina is the first Indian woman in the sporting history to become the World No 1. Though the sporting facet of India male dominated, Sania has set a stage in female sport with back-to-back winning of rankings in Badminton.
Jewel of Indian Tennis hailing from Hyderabad, Sania set an example to how far a woman can go Indian sports. Currently set at No. 1 in WTA doubles, Sania is the first to achieve this feat. Sania Mirza is the only Indian tennis player after Leander Paes to receive Rajiv /Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. Last year, Sania with her doubles partner Martina Hingis achieved several titles has established herself as the lead female athlete in India.
Sindhu in 2016 Olympics has become the first female athlete to win an Olympic silver medal only after Saina Nehwal in Badminton and later became the fourth female Indian athlete to receive the Padma Shri. She is also the recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for her achievement in Olypics 2016 and Arjuna Award. I guess, if people ask, Sanjeet Singh Veen what was a nerve breaking experience for you, I would say watching her game in 2016 Olympics. This was the most emotional moment for me being an Indian.
The former captain for the Indian women’s cricket team is the second highest getter and the second to surpass 5000 run mark in the women’s international cricket. Known for her immense talent in the sport, she is often seen practicing and playing against male cricketers. What best nickname can a women cricketer get other than ‘Tendulkar of Indian Women’s Cricket Team’!
An athlete, film actor and a social worker, Ashwani came to popularity when she outran PT Usha in two occasions. She is a recipient of Arjuna Award and later went on to be referred as India’s FloJo.
Being the first woman to win the Olympic medal, Malleswari has set the spirits high for other female athletes in the country. She has won two world titles in 1994 and 1995 with 2 more 3rd place titles in 1993 and 1996.
Daughters of the former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, Geeta and Babita are the Gold medalists in the Commonwealth Games. Geeta Phogat is the first Indian female wrestler to qualify for the Olympics. Trained by his father alone, Geeta went on to win the Gold medal in the Commonwealth games of 2009 and later Babita and their cousin won the Gold medals in 2014 Commonwealth games. The sisters together have won numerous medals and awards to their name.