Sports has always even considered as a male dominated field in India. India is a cricket frenzy country and to make a name in other sports is something commendable and to be proud of. These five women held our head high this year with some stunning performances in their respective field.
Mary Kom became the first women to win the world championship 6 times. Being a mother of three Mary Kom was fierce at her title shot. She also won gold at the common wealth games held in Goldcoast this year. She is an inspiration to so many women, sportsperson and boxers all over the world.
PV Sindhu’s triumph at the BWF World Tour Finals is one of the best moments this year. She became the first Indian to have clinched the World Tour title defeating Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the 2018 World Tour final. She is also the first Indian shuttler to win a medal at the Olympics. She is among the top ranked players all over the world. Winning the finals, Sindhu made us really proud and happy.
Hima Das has achieved a marvelous feat at such young age. She is just 18 and her records and titles speaks for itself. On 12 July 2018, Das won the 400 m final at the World under 20 championship 2018 held at Tampere, Finland and becoming the first Indian sprinter to win a Gold medal at an international track event. She was conferred with Arjuna Award by the Indian government. Hima Das has been appointed as the brand ambassador of sports in the state of Assam. A true inspiration for most of us, she has achieved a great feat at such a young age.
India’s pride , Swapna is an Indian haptathlete. She won the gold medal at 2018 Asian games and was placed first in the Heptathlon at the 2017 Asian athletics championship. She was born in Jalpaiguru in West Bengal in 1996. She has earned herself a name by winning gold in one of the toughest athletic event. Hapthlon is said to an event with 7 sports . It is regarded as one of the toughest events and Swapna with her will power and strong determination has made the nation proud.
In the 2018 International Shooting Sport federation world cup held at Mexico, Manu Bhaker won the gold medal in the women’s 10m air pistol defeating mexico’s Alejandra Zavala. By achieving this feat she also became the youngest Indian to win gold medal in a world cup. She also clinched gold in mixed team even paired with fellow countrymen On Prakash Mitharval.
These women made us inspired to achieve more in life. They have overcome all odds and obstacles to achieve the best in their respective fields.