Sports in India
CM Mamata Banerjee intervened to sort out the issues with Swapna Barman who was accused of allegedly hoarding timber.
While securing a Olympic Quota Anjum also becomes the first woman to win an Individual Air Rifle medal at the World Championships in the Senior category last year.
World number six PV Sindhu lost to Sayaka Takahashi of Japan in a closely-fought women’s singles pre-quarterfinal match at Jakarta, driving India out of the Indonesia Masters.
In September 2018, Anjum became the first Indian shooter to secure am Olympic quota for India. She claimed silver medal in Women’s 10m air rifle event at ISSF World Championships in South Korea and emerged on top.
Deepika Kumari won gold at the Asian Archery Championship on Thursday, in the process she earned 2020 Olympics quota in archery.
Earlier this year, Pooja came to the spotlight when became the first woman boxer to advance into the finals of the Asian Boxing Championship 2019 in Bangkok. She had claimed a gold medal in 81 kg category.
South Africa grappled with the bat after winning the toss, rolled out for 164 in 45.1 overs.
21-year-old Barman is the first-ever gold medallist in the women’s heptathlon in Asian Games 2018. Her personal best record is of 6026 points, and she is eyeing to improve it to 6420 points to reach the Olympic qualifying mark.
A sport isn’t a man’s arena anymore with women athletes breaking records across the board. The responsibility now lies on the society and the authorities to make sports accessible for all young girls in the country.
Rutuja Bhosale is the top Indian tennis player in doubles. She has won the prestigious Shiv Chhatrapati Award and represented India at the Asian Games and Fed Cup. In latest, she claimed top-200 doubles ranking,
After the team win, Manika Batra withdrew from singles and doubles, and Ayhika Mukherjee grabbed the opportunity to become the champion.
Backed by stars like Manika Batra and Madhurika Patkar, the team defeated England in the finals to repeat their last year’s team championship double-gold medal feat.