Sports is no more a male-dominated field. There are several women who are probably the best game changers but are we celebrating them equally? Are we paying them equally? No. But still, they are breaking all the stereotypes, taking charge, and representing India at the world level. Do you want to meet them? We have made a list of famous sportswomen of India whom we all must know about. Of course, this is not a complete list. There are so many wonderful female athletes. Let’s get to know some of them.
Sportswomen Of India Who Are Breaking All The Records
1. Sania Mirza (Tennis)
Sania Mirza is the first and the only female tennis player from India who won six major titles. She started her career at the age of 16. For 91 weeks, she was ranked number one in the world. She is truly one of the inspiring sportswomen of India.
Tania Sachdev is one of the famous sportswomen of India who plays chess. Recipient of the Arjun Award, she has also won titles like Indian woman grandmaster and international master. Apart from chess, she runs a YouTube channel and has been a commentator as well.
PV Sindhu needs no introduction. At the age of 21, she became the first and the only Indian to win a silver medal in Badminton, at the Olympics. PV Sindhu has been awarded many prestigious honors. She also became the first Indian Badminton World Champion.
Deepika Pallikal is the finest sportswoman in India who play squash. Deepika Pallikal the first Indian to break into the top 10 in the PSA Women’s rankings. She came to light when she won three WISPA tour titles.
She became the first Indian female wrestler to win a medal at the Olympics. She won a bronze medal at the 2015 Asian Wrestling Championships in Doha. She was inspired by her grandfather, Subir Malik, who was also a wrestler.
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7. Geeta Phogat (Wrestling)
She became the first Indian wrestler who won a gold medal in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games 2010. Geeta Phogat is absolutely one of the famous sportswomen of India. She also qualified for the Summer Olympics (2012). She was the first female wrestler to do so.
When the Indian women’s hockey team created history at Tokyo Olympics, Rani Rampal lead the team. She started playing hockey at a very young age. She played with the national team in the 2010 World Cup at the age of 15 and became the youngest player to be a part of it.
Recipient of the Arjuna Award, FICCI Sportsperson of the Year, and Padma Shri, Deepika Kumari was at the number 1 position in the world in archery. She has not been praised well despite her unconventional achievements.
Mary Kom is one of the prominent sportswomen of India. She is the first Indian female boxer to win a gold medal in the Asian Games in 2014. She secured gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, and she the became first Indian female boxer to do so. She was also nominated as a member of the Rajya Sabha.
One of the sportswomen of India, Saina Nehwal has achieved several milestones in her career. She has won more than 24 international titles. She is a former world no. 1 badminton player. She won bronze at London Olympics in 2012. Saina Nehwal has been accorded the highest awards in India.
Mithali Raj is the caption of the Indian women’s cricket team. Recently, she broke the record of Belinda Clark of most matches captained in the ICC Women’s World Cup. She has several titles and awards to her name. Mithali is taking Indian women’s cricket to the next level and inspiring the generations.
A big salute to all these wonderful sportswomen of India. We know there are many other sportswomen of India who are leaving no stone unturned in making the country proud. Who are your favorite sportswomen? Tell us in the comments below.