6 Indian Sportswomen Who Have Made The Country Proud

In India, people are obsessed with two things - films and cricket. Bollywood stars and cricketers enjoy God-like status and have huge fan bases. While cricket remains the number one sport in the country, a lot of other sports are gaining popularity. This can be owed to the introduction of multiple tournaments like Indian Super League, Pro Kabaddi League and more. Players of other sports are earning better now and are slowly becoming household names. Unfortunately, though male players get lucrative contracts of participating in these leagues, their human counterparts often go unnoticed. Having said that, here are a few Indian sportswomen who have defied all odds to make a name for themselves and their country.

 

Saina Nehwal

The badminton star is a former World number 1 player and has won more than 24 titles. Nehwal has been honored with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and the Arjuna Award.

 

 

The Phogat Sisters

 

The story of Geeta and Babita is inspiring to say the least. The sisters have won medals for their wrestling skills and the Bollywood movie - Dangal - showcases their journey.

 

Source: indiatimes

 

PV Sindhu

 

Sindhu is touted to be the next Saina Nehwal and critics keep pitting them against each other. In reality, the duo is good friends and together are creating waves in the badminton circuit.

 

Source: indiatoday

 

Mary Kom

 

This Olympic medal winner has been a world champion for a record six times. Kom continued boxing even after having three sons and perfectly juggles between her career and motherhood.

 

Source: theshillongtimes

 

Mithali Raj

 

Raj is not only the first women cricketer to amass 6,000 international runs, but is also the only Indian cricket captain to lead to team to two World Cup finals.

 

Source: indiatimes

 

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