India is rising steadily in the world sports scenario with world-class athletes taking over different competitions throughout the year. Not only men but also women have been working really hard to make India proud in both national and international levels. Several women athletes have recently won many world-famous tournaments, winning gold medals. They have competed with great efficiency with world-class players and showed that even Indians can be crowned as champions. So here are the top 15 Indian Sportswomen who are the pride of our country.
PV Sindhu – Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu, who won two amazing titles and three silver medals last season, scooped silvers at the Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and World Championships in 2018, besides achieving the runners-up spot at the India Open and Thailand Open. She has become the top Indian shuttler and won various other grand titles.
MC Mary Kom – Mary Kom is one of India’s best women athletes. She has also won four gold medals in 2018 and she also has several achievements that include a record sixth world title and the CWG top honors. You will be amazed to know that she is also a mother of three children and comes from a poor background.
Manika Batra – The huge takeaway in table tennis for India in 2018 was the several achievements of Manika Batra. This young lady from Delhi asserted four famous gold medals, incorporating two golds in the Commonwealth Games to turn into the best Indian competitor at the Games.
Mithali Raj – The first woman cricketer became the first female cricketer to score 2000 runs in T20Is, Mithali Raj is one of the most famous women cricketers in the country. She scored back to back centuries in the ICC Women’s World T20 in 2018.
Dipa Karmakar – Dipa Karmakar is one of India’s top and hard-working gymnasts Dipa Karmakar and she has won the gold medal in the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge. She has also represented India at the Olympics with some phenomenal performance over the last few years.
Saina Nehwal – Saina Nehwal is one of the most decorated badminton players. She has won a gold and a bronze respectively at the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games. Sania is an iconic figure in the Indian badminton scene. She has achieved innumerable titles and accolades which has led several other organizations and countries honor her with different titles also.
Hima Das – the rising star of India, Hima Das has won the final race in the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships in Finland. Hailing from Assam, Hima Das has been so dedicated to her work, that Adidas has even honored her with special edition shoes with her name.
Harshita Tomar – she has beaten world-class sailors and won the gold medal in the Asian Games. She is the second youngest Indian medallist in the Asian Championships in 2018.
Dutee Chand – Dutee Chand has recently won the women’s 100m silver medal at the Asian Games, missing the gold by just 0.02 seconds. But she has made India proud.
Vinesh Phogat – Vinesh Phogat won the gold medal in the Asian Games 2018. She has been one of the most popular Indian wrestlers in recent times, winning several other world-famous tournaments.
Sania Mirza – you might be already knowing her name, Sania Mirza is one of the most famous women tennis players hailing from India. She has won several major tennis titles and is also one of the iconic faces in the Indian sports industry. Sania Mirza has promoted Indian tennis facilities and coaching centers all across India for the future generations to take up the sport.
Geeta Phogat – one of the other Phogat sisters, Geeta Phogat has promoted Indian wrestling to international levels. She has won the prestigious gold medal in the Commonwealth Games (2010).
Deepika Kumari – currently the 5th best women archer in the world, Deepika Kumari is India’s best female archers in the last decades. She has represented India in the Olympics and has grabbed good scores as well.
Tania Sachdev – when we talk about Chess, name of Tania Sachdev comes at the top. She has represented India at global levels, winning several honors and titles, including the Woman Grandmaster as well.
Deepika Pallikal – squash may not be a very popular game in India, but Deepika Pallikal has shown that with determination everything is possible. She has been positioned within the top 20 names of the best female squash players in the world and has also won the Women’s International Squash Players Association three times.
So here are the top 15 women athletes in India who has made India proud in the international scene and has shown that Indian women can conquer the world like others as well.