Rewriting History: Mirabai Chanu To Gurjit Kaur India's Women Achievers At Tokyo 2020

Women Achievers At Tokyo 2020: From Mirabai Chanu to PV Sindhu, here are women power players spearheading India's journey in Olympics.

Vidushi Tiwari
Aug 02, 2021 13:16 IST
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Women Achievers At Tokyo 2020: Our women players have yet again proved their mettle with remarkable wins at the Tokyo Olympics. There was a time when India used to struggle to even qualify through the preliminary rounds at the Olympics, but the times have changed and now women athletes are rewriting history and leading India's terrific trajectory at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

These trailblazing athletes have trounced trials and triumphed to emerge as unbeatable and unstoppable reaffirming the fact that the future is female. They are indeed India's pride and we are simply in awe of them.

Let us meet these sensational sports stars and applaud them.

Mirabai Chanu


Mirabai Chanu gave us a glittering start on the very first day of Tokyo Olympic Games, winning the first medal for India in this year’s games. The stellar weightlifter picked silver in the women’s weightlifting category and the entire nation lauded her powerful performance at length.

PV Sindhu

India's star badminton player PV Sindhu beat China's He Bing Jiao in straight games bagging a bronze in the Tokyo Olympics and winning her second consecutive Olympic medal, making us immensely proud.


Vandana Katariya

Vandana Katariya became the first female hockey player from India to score a hat-trick at Olympics. Katariya’s exceptional performance helped India in securing a 4-3 victory over South Africa during Pool A match.

Rani Rampal


Today itself, the Indian women’s hockey team created history by qualifying for the Olympic semifinals for the first time defeating three-time champions Australia and the credit for this feat certainly goes to captain Rani Rampal and her well-led winning strategies.

Gurjit Kaur

A spectacular goal by Gurjit Kaur in the second quarter of today's quarterfinal match earned the Indian women’s hockey team a spot in the semi-finals scripting history with a 1-0 win over the world number 2 currently, Australia.


Kamalpreet Kaur

Kamalpreet Kaur has secured a spot for herself in the Women’s Discus Throw Finals as she finished second overall in qualification, right behind America's Vallerie Allman making us all the more happy and hopeful.


Deepika Kumari

Although ace archer Deepika Kumari could not qualify for the quarterfinals of women’s archery singles at the Tokyo Olympics, we know she has a lot of potential and we still have high hopes for her in the upcoming events.

MC Mary Kom


Although Mary Kom couldn't win a medal for India at the Tokyo Olympics, the six-time world champion is indeed the country’s crowning jewel in boxing and an inspiration for millions.

Thank you for giving wings to our dreams and keeping the hope alive for India. We are rooting for you all always.


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