While we never shy away from celebrating the feats of the India male Cricketers; we rarely sit down to praise the women sportspersons in the country, who have been doing a fabulous job. From Sania Mirza to the Indian Women’s Kabaddi team; the women in India today have bought great glory to sports in recent times. Today SheThePeople.TV wishes to celebrate these remarkable women and the great work they have been doing.
Just a few weeks ago, Mirza, who is already a star in India, achieved the World no.1 ranking in Women’s Doubles. The ace tennis player, who had suffered some injuries previously, due to which she had to retire from singles, proved to the world that no amount of criticism or controversies can bring her down. Even though today we are blessed with many talented sportswomen; Sania was one of the first ones to motivate girls to pursue sports as a career in India.
Badminton player Saina Nehwal was another great surprise last month. The badminton player, who had been performing well consistently, achieved number 1 ranking in the world by Badminton World Federation, becoming the first Indian sportswoman in history to have achieved this feat. She was also the first Indian to win the World Junior Badminton Championships and is one of the most celebrated women in the country today.
INDIAN WOMEN’S NATIONAL KABADDI TEAM
Having recently won the Kabaddi World Cup for the fifth time in a row, the Indian women’s team deserves much more praise and recognition than they currently receive. Particularly Ram Bateri, Priyanka, and stopper Anu Rani performed extremely well last year. Their performance prompted Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to announce that starting this year, both men’s and women’s teams will get equal prize money of INR 2 crores.
Mary Kom, who will be retiring next year after the Olympics bought glory to India, the north-east, the sport of boxing and the women sportspersons in general. The five-time World Boxing champion, and the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the six world championships, Mary Kom, has put boxing on the map in India. Having won the Asian Games in Incheon last year, Kom has become a world hero as well.
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