We all know sports. We hear and watch our favourite games, cricket, badminton, football and tennis, mostly in India. But how well do we know about players, especially Indian female athletes? Not all of us know the major games and celebrities responsible for bringing good names and fame to our country. In particular, female sports stars in India are not well-known and well-known. But don’t worry because we are here to introduce you to all the famous Indian women in sports, you must know who belongs to this country.
Indian female athletes used to mostly like badminton, tennis and chess. However, given the welcome changes now, we have them in boxing, wrestling, archery, gymnastics, squash and cricket and hockey. Well, yes it is true, these famous Indian female athletes spread across several competitions, gained wide recognition on the international stage and brought a good name to our country. But we regret not knowing most of these Indian sports girls. So, read on to learn more about these famous Indian women in sports.
List of 15 Indian Sports Women: (Find out their facts and details)
Female athletes in India are generally unknown and not well-received. So, here are the top 15 successful Indian women in sports that we must know about.
1. Mary Combe:
Fortunately, most of us know this Indian Olympic boxer, Mary Combe, who is well known in the boxing world for her multiple accomplishments. She has earned international recognition for her success and talent in sports. Currently, among Indian female athletes, Mary Kom is the only woman in boxing to have won medals in seven World Boxing Championships. Recently, she also became a member of Rajya Sabha. She still continues to play for India and win medals, making us proud in the international boxing world. Let’s learn more about her here.
Full name: Chungneijang Mary Kom Hmangte.
D/O: Tonpa Kom.
Game name: Boxing.
Height and Weight: 5ft 2in and 54kg.
Date of birth: March 1, 1983 (age 36).
Location: Kangathei, Manipur.
Achievements: Only Indian women have won medals in every tournament and only women have been world amateur boxing champions six times.
This is Indian cricketer Mithali Raj. While cricket is primarily a men’s sport in India, Indian cricketer Mithali Raj has completely upped the game and is well known as an international women’s cricketer. She is also currently the captain of the Indian women’s cricket team and also the captain of the ODI. In fact, she is considered one of the best women’s cricketers in the world. While India has not had good women’s cricket on the scene lately, she has been in the limelight and made India proud to be in women’s cricket. She announced her retirement at The Creek in September 2019.
Full name: Mithali Dorai Raj.
D/O: Dole Raj.
Game name: Cricket.
Height and Weight: 5’4″ and 54kg.
Date of birth: December 3, 1982 (age 36).
Location: Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
Achievements: Only an Indian female cricketer has performed well at the ICC, winning the Asian Cup in 2006 and 2008, the highest individual score by an Indian female cricketer in the 2005 World Cup, and the highest number of ODIs by an Indian team.
Awards: Padma Shri, Arjuna Cricket Awards.
3. Chunky Cornelu:
Here comes Koneru Humpy of Indian chess fame. The Indian chess grandmaster has been in the limelight for a decade and is still at the top of the slams and awards she has won for India. While chess is not a game, there is Humpy in the game and making India proud in the game. Her Elo score has surpassed 2600 points, becoming the second woman in the world after Judit Polgar. The Indian chess grandmaster recently returned to the field, and as Asia’s youngest female grandmaster, she began to focus on her game.
Full name: Humpy Koneru.
D/O: Corneru Ashok.
Game name: Chess.
Height and Weight: 5’8″ and 55kg.
Date of birth: March 31, 1987 (age 32).
Location: Gudivada, Andhra Pradesh
Achievements: The second woman in the world to exceed 2600 ELO level, the youngest grandmaster in Asia in 1999.
We all know the celebrity Sania Mirza who became famous ten years ago. Over the past decade, Sarnia has become India’s tennis queen and is still winning our hearts at her game as the most beautiful sports woman in India. She is a professional Indian tennis player and her former world number one. She is the only Indian to win six Grand Slam titles. In addition, she was ranked No. 1 tennis singles and doubles player in India by the WTA. She retired from racing in 2013. She is still admired for her game and is considered one of the best tennis players in the world.
Full name: Sarnia Mirza.
D/O: Imran Mirza.
Game name: Tennis.
Height and weight: 1.73m and 58 kg.
Date of birth: November 15, 1986 (age 32).
Location: Mumbai, India.
Achievements: With Martina Hingis, former world number one, 2015 French Open and women’s doubles champion, 2012 French Open mixed doubles champion Mahesh Bhupathi, 2010 China International Open champion, 2009 The first Grand Slam doubles (Mahesh Bhupathi), the runner-up of the Asian Tennis Championships, the 2006 Doha Asian Games women’s singles silver medal.
Another well-known name among the top sports women in India is Saina Nehwal. The name rose to fame after her success and achievements in badminton. She is a professional badminton player and a former world number one. She is an Indian woman who has won over 24 badminton titles, including 11 Superseries titles. The player also raised her level by winning a bronze medal at the London 2012 Olympics and is definitely one of the best badminton players in the world. She is still definitely one of the most recognizable and popular badminton names in the world.
Full name: Senna Nehwal.
D/O: Javier Singh Nehwal.
Game name: Badminton.
Height and weight: 1.65 m and 60 kg.
Date of birth: March 17, 1990 (age 29).
Location: Hisar, Haryana.
Achievements: 2016 Australian Open champion, 2015 Indian Open champion. 2014 China Open champion, 2012 Olympic bronze medalist, 11 Superseries champions.
Geeta Phogat has only recently gained fame. She is known as a professional freestyle wrestler and won her first gold medal in wrestling at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Except for her start, no Indian female wrestler has qualified for the Summer Olympics. She shattered many of the stereotypes associated with women’s wrestling. She excelled in her sport and still stands out globally as a famous wrestler. Here are more details about her,
Full name: Geeta Pogart.
D/O: Mahavir Singh Phogat.
Game name: wrestling.
Height and weight: 1.62 m and 62 kg.
Date of birth: December 15, 1988 (30 years old).
Location: Biwani, Haryana.
Achievements: First gold medal in wrestling at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, bronze at the 2012 World Championships, gold at the 2019 Commonwealth Championships, gold at the 2013 Commonwealth Championships.
Awards: Arjuna Award.
7. PV Sindhu:
We all know the name and celebrity PV Sindhu (1). She is now a professional and famous Indian badminton player. She rose to fame by becoming the first Indian woman to win a silver medal at the Olympics. Her coach, Gopi Chand, also an Olympian and badminton professional, trained her and still supports her game as a coach. She is well known in the global badminton world. She also won the Summer Olympics and is one of the best players in the World Badminton Championships. She still leads the race and goes on to win many medals for India to make her country proud.
Full name: Pusarla Venkata Sindhu.
D/O: PV Ramana.
Game name: Badminton.
Height and weight: 1.79 m and 65 kg.
Date of birth: July 5, 1995 (age 24).
Location: Hyderabad, India.
Achievements: Forbes Under 30 Asia Ranking, 2019 World Championship Gold Medal, 2018 Commonwealth Games Silver Medal, former No. 2 in the world.
Sakshi Malik is a professional Indian freestyle wrestler. She came into the limelight after winning a bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics. And she has now become the first Indian female wrestler to win a medal at the Olympics. She is still improving her game and working hard to win gold at the upcoming Olympics. Even though many of us haven’t heard her name prominently, she prefers to be less visible and focus on her game rather than anything else. While India didn’t do well in the Olympics, she was the one who ended up winning medals for the country.
Full name: Sakshi Malik.
D/O: Sukhbil Malik.
Game name: wrestling.
Height and weight: 1.6m and 64 kg.
Date of birth: September 3, 1992 (age 26).
Achievements: Bronze at the 2015 Asian Wrestling Championships, India’s first woman to win an Olympic bronze.
Awards: Padma Shri, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna.
9. Harika Dronavali:
Many of us in the chess world have never heard of the name Harika Dronavalli. It’s a shame we haven’t met such a genius in the spotlight yet, but Harika has been playing chess tournaments nonstop. She is an Indian chess grandmaster and has won three bronze medals for India in the Women’s World Chess Championship. She holds the FIDE title and still plays extensively in her game. Her game has never been slow or dull as she has been successful in several championships and competitions. Sadly, chess champions are still not recognized.
Full name: Harika Dronavali.
Game name: Chess.
Height and Weight: 5.5 inches and 65 kg.
Date of birth: January 12, 1991 (age 28).
Location: Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.
Achievements: Bronze Medal at the 2017 World Chess Championship, 2012 Women’s World Chess Championship, Gold Medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Women’s Chess Championship.
Awards: Arjuna Award, Master and Padma Shri.
10. Rani Lampal:
Another name in the list of Indian female athletes that we haven’t come across at all is Rani Rampal. How many of us have actually heard her name and admired her? She is an Indian hockey player and the youngest player on the Indian national team and around the 2010 World Cup. She was 15 at the time, and she was still excelling in sports. While little is known about this low-key personality, Rani Rampal is still working on her game and isn’t resting on winning awards and making our country proud.
Full name: Rani Lampal.
Game Name: Hockey.
Height and weight: 1.65 m and 60 kg.
Date of birth: December 4, 1994 (age 24).
Location: Shahbaad Markanda, Haryana.
Achievement: 2018 Olympic hockey game.
Award: Indian Young Women’s Player.
Hima Das has been in the news this year, now considering the number of medals she has won, and is still winning as a sprinter. She is from Assam and is known as Dhing Express because of the speed and speed of her running. This year, she broke the record of four medals in 15 days. Hima Das is known for her sport and has gained recognition for India, make us proud of her. She has been improving her time tremendously and is practicing the sport very well. She is still young and has a long way to go.