Trailblazers: The Golden Girls Of Indian Sports

When it came to achieving their dreams, no hurdle seemed to be too high for these girls. New Woman salutes their indomitable spirit.

Trailblazers: The Golden Girls Of Indian Sports

Dipa Karmakar

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An artistic gymnast who became the first Indian female gymnast ever to compete in the Olympics. She stood forth but surely won a billion hearts. Dipa Karmakar proved that it doesn’t matter where you belong, it’s all about the efforts you make.

Sakshi Malik

Hailing from a small town in Haryana, she made the country proud, winning a bronze at the Rio Olympics 2016. Sakshi Malik showed how with grit and determination, nothing is impossible.

Geeta Phogat

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It was she who said, yes, a woman can! It was she who stood up to fight with boys, making way for all women aspirants to try their luck at wrestling.

PV Sindhu

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She made history by winning a silver at the Rio Olympics 2016. At the age of 21, when most girls are still deciding what to do with their lives, PV Sindhu has already become an inspiration for those wanting to take up the racket.

Saina Nehwal

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She was the only one to be amongst the top 10 badminton players in the world, at one point of time. With over 20 international titles, which include ten Superseries titles, in her kitty, Saina has been an inspiration all along. Had it not been for Saina, India would have taken a little more time to make space for itself in the world of badminton.

Sania Mirza

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There was a time when every little girl wanted to play tennis and the reason was Sania Mirza. She made the sport extremely popular in India, inspiring en-number of young sportswomen. Even today, the first thing that hits your mind when someone says tennis, is Sania Mirza.

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