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Meet the exceptional athletes, creating new milestones on the planet of sports activities, typically dominated by males.
Joyful Worldwide Girls’s Day 2022, everybody! There is no such thing as a higher technique to honour the wonderful day than to have fun the ladies and their achievements in varied fields. It is 2022 and equality nonetheless appears a far cry. Nevertheless, there are important figures who paved the best way for a lot of girls throughout India to comply with their goals, particularly within the area of sports activities. Issues are by no means simple for feminine athletes in our nation. They see, day-after-day, how males doing the identical issues are celebrated and paid extra. But, nothing stopped their spirit. In a occupation, typically dominated by males, these sports activities stars selected to problem the strange and shine on the world stage. Their historic successes elevate the standing of sportswomen and inspire others to take up the mantle. Mary Kom, Sania Mirza and extra, meet the feminine sports activities stars who’ve overcome adversity and made us all proud.
MC Mary Kom punched the stereotypes and the outcomes are there for everybody to witness! She is the one boxer to win eight World Championships medals, the one girl to win the World Beginner Boxing Championship six instances and the one feminine boxer to have received a medal in every one of many first seven World Championships. Nicknamed ‘Magnificient Mary,’ she made her maiden look on the 2012 London Olympics, the place she bagged the primary bronze medal from India ever in girls’s boxing.
Mithali Raj is the present Check and ODI captain of India girls’s nationwide cricket workforce. She not too long ago achieved an unimaginable feat of their Girls’s World Cup opener in opposition to Pakistan. Equalling the document, beforehand held by Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, Mithali turned the primary girls’s cricketer to function in six completely different Girls’s World Cup tournaments.
On the age of 21, PV Sindhu turned the primary and solely Indian to win a silver medal in Badminton, at Olympics. The reigning world champion additionally received a bronze medal in Badminton on the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, 5 years after profitable silver on the Rio Video games.
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu dominated the headlines in 2020 when she bagged a silver medal on the Tokyo Olympics within the Girls’s 49 class. However that is not all. The weightlifter has received World Championships and a number of medals on the Commonwealth Video games. There isn’t any stopping for her as she continues to dominate the sports activities world together with her excellence.
Avani Lekhara created historical past on the Tokyo Olympics, clinching a gold medal in 10m air rifle standing and a bronze medal in 50m rifle three positions. She is at present World No 2 in Girls’s 10m Air Rifle standing SH1. Avani can also be the primary Indian girl to win a number of medals on the Paralympic Video games.
Sania Mirza modified the scene for Indian tennis and the way! From turning skilled on the age of 16, Sania went on to turn into a sporting icon within the nation. When she introduced her retirement in early 2022, followers had been left heartbroken however supported her choice. She is the primary Indian girl to win six Grand Slam championships, the primary Indian girl and third participant from the nation to interrupt into the Prime 30 in singles and two-times Asian Video games Gold medallist, amongst many different achievements.
Deepika Kumari, an ace archer, is at present ranked World No 1. This star received a gold medal on the 2010 Commonwealth Video games within the girls’s particular person recurve occasion. Deepika additionally received one other gold medal in the identical occasion within the workforce’s class.
When she returned dwelling from the London 2012 Olympics with a bronze medal, Saina Nehwal turned an icon for the Indian youth and Olympic dreamers. A former World No.1, Saina added many extra medals since then to her tally.
Tania Sachdeva holds the FIDE title of Worldwide Grasp (IM) and Girls Grandmaster (WGM). A two-time Indian girls’s chess champion in 2006 and 2007, one-tome Asian girls’s chess champion in 2007 and three-time and present Commonwealth Girls’s Chess Champion in 2016, 2018 and 2019, Tania can also be a chess presenter and commentator.