Indian women in sport have recently come into their own. Not only are there more Indian women in sport these days, they are doing better than ever before.

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  1. Indian sports women are coming into their own now – they are making India proud by winning medals and titles that had seemed so elusive until recently. Not only are there more Indian women in sport these days, they are doing better than ever before.
  2. Saina Nehwal was the first to win a badminton bronze for India at the Olympics and has remained among the top badminton players in the world. She recently won the China Open and is now focusing her sights on the spot of No1 badminton player in world while maintaining fitness for 2016 Olympics.
  3. Sania Mirza is probably India’s best known female sportsperson long having appeared in international tennis circuits with frequently impressive results. Most recently she broke into the top 5 in doubles for the first time in her career. Also in September 2014, she won the US Open mixed doubles title along with her Brazilian partner Bruno Soares. She continued this golden streak with a mixed doubles gold in the Asian Games along with fellow Indian Saketh Myneni. (Source – NDTV). She has recently also been named Goodwill Ambassador by the UN for South Asia to mark the International Day To End Violence Against Women.
  4. It’s a pity that it took a Bollywood film for most Indians to hear about five time world boxing champ Mary Kom – the only woman boxer in the world to have won a medal in all 6 world championships of the sporting event. This mother of three has won Bronze at the Olympics and gold at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon South Korea.
  5. Tania Sachdev is has the distinction of currently holding the Woman Grandmaster and International master titles in chess. She won the Asian Chess Championship in 2008 and finished 4th in the last Asian Games.
  6. The glamorous Dipika Pallikal is one of the top names in Indian Women’s Squash. As the first Indian woman to break into the top 10 of the official Women’s Squash World rankings. Having reached the semis of the Australian Open in 2012 and winning the Meadowood Pharmacy Open on February 2013, she has also won the Gold at the doubles event at the Commonwealth Games this year.
  7. Sharmila Nicollet is a golfer from Bangalore who has represented India at the Asian Games and turned pro at the age of 18. She has been the youngest Indian golfer to qualify for the Ladies European Tour and has won a total of 11 times on the Women’s Golf Association of India.
  8. These are just a few of the Indian sports women who are doing up proud and giving that much needed impetus to Indian sports not just women’s sports.

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