Renowned female sportspersons in India

Female athletes have the power to create difference and inspire people.

Even in this 21st century, we need to face the harsh truth that it is not easy for female athletes to grow and succeed in India. People enquired the men athletes about their future in sports; on the other hand, they asked the women regarding their future marriage plans. Yes, it’s a harsh reality that even today in India, when it comes to women athletes, people are more curious about their clothes in comparison to their sporting excellence. Thankfully, here in India, we have witnessed the growth of different female athletes, who have sent a strong message in the external world that women are not only about marriage, pinks and flowers; in fact, they are the amalgamation of beauty, motherhood, strength and willpower.

Mary Kom, champion of World Amateur Boxing for five times

With her talent and dedication, Mary punched in stereotypes against female athletes in India and recorded her championship in World Amateur Boxing five times. Mary Kom witnessed huge adversities as a female boxer, but she successfully overcame all of them. As a result, Mary Kom, the Padma Bhushan winner, is recorded in Indian sports as the first women boxer to earn the Gold Medal in the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon.

Mithali Raj, the highest scorer in international cricket

The highest run-scorer in the International Women’s Cricket team, Mithali Raj, is a prominent captain of the Indian cricket team. She is the only women cricketer who surpassed around the 6,000 run mark in the ODIs. Mithali Raj is the one who led the Indian cricket team twice in the world cup final.

P.V. Sindhu, the first player in India to win the silver medal in the Olympics

For the Indian badminton player, Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is surely the reigning queen. Sindhu, in the year 2009, made her International debut and successfully won the silver medal in the Olympics of 2016. Additionally, with her talent and dedication, Sindhu won the gold medal in the world championships of 2019.

 Tania Sachdev, one of the prominent names in the world of women’s chess

Tania won various titles such as Woman Grandmaster in the world of chess and International Master. She initiated her journey in this field at the age of 6 years; apart from playing, she currently works as a commentator as well as chess presenter.

For years women have been informed that they are weak, and sports are not their area of expertise. But the ladies above break this cultural shackle and not only prove their abilities but also encourage a lot of women out there in India to showcase their talent.

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