Indian Women Achievers in Sports
The mother of two kids knocked down every hurdle to make her way up to the five World Championship titles and the bronze at the London Olympics. The Olympic medal came in 2012, but it's in 2013 that the phenomenal struggle of Mary to win against all odds caught the nation's imagination; a film and an autobiography will take the heroic tale to even more Indians.
Saina Nehwal has been a role model to young women over the last few years. India's first shuttler to win a medal at Olympics in the quadrennial event, Saina has showed that with hard work and sheer dedication nothing is impossible.
Deepika Kumari is an Indian athlete who competes in the event of Archery, is currently ranked World No. 2, and is a former world number one. She won a gold medal in the 2010 Commonwealth games in the women's individual recurve event. She was conferred with Arjuna Award, India's second highest sporting award in the year 2012 by President of India Pranab Mukherjee. In February 2014, she was honored with FICCI Sportsperson of the year Award.
Indian skipper, Mithali Raj is the World No. 1 in women’s ODI batting rankings. Mithali Raj is the captain of the Indian Women's cricket team and also one of the best players among other women cricketers.
Dipika Pallikal is an Indian squash player. She is the first Indian woman to break into the top 10 in the WSA rankings. She won 3 WISPA tour titles in 2011 that saw her attain a career best ranking of 13. Later, she bettered that with a top 10 ranking in December 2012. She was runner up in theTournament of Champions 2012 and reached the semifinals of Australian Open 2012. She won her sixth WSA title by winning the Meadowood Pharmacy Open on February 2013.
Tania Sachdev is Indian chess player. Born 20 August 1986 in Delhi, Tania is an Indian chess player, who holds the titles of International Master and Woman Grandmaster.