India at Rio Olympics is about Girl Power

Two Indian women have won medals at the Olympics held in Rio.Indian women have been at the center of the Olympics 2016 held at Rio. Women in badminton, Golf and Wrestling.

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Till recently, only men were at the helm of sports events but this time women have taken India to an all new level by winning medals.

Firstly lets look at PV Sindhu, the badminton player who has won a silver at the Olympics. PV Sindhu is certainly an example for Indian women not just in sports but all walks of life. PV sindhu won a silver against Carolina Marin of Spain in women’s single’s category. PV Sindhu has been under the coaching of P Gopichand. Success truly comes to those who work hard and are determined to get it. PV Sindhu has not used a Mobile phone in the last three months and was busy preparing for the Olympics. It is only after the Olympic games that Sindhu will go back to using her mobile phone. Her coach Gopichand said that, he will be returning her mobile phone now after a long break. It must be noted that PV Sindhu is the youngest Indian to win an Olympic.

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Let us look at teenaged woman, ,Aditi Ashok who is representing India in golf at the Olympics. Aditi Ashok has qualified for the finals.

Long distance runner Lalita Babar is the second Indian woman to qualify for final track and finished 10th in the 3000m steeplechase final. Sakshi Malik has brought India a bronze medal in the 58  kg women’s wrestling category becoming the first Indian female wrestler and fourth Indian woman  to win an Olympic medal.

India has only known PT Usha to win medals and a handful other women sports. However this version of the Olympics is seeing a resurgence of women in sports. Women’s sports now seems to be in safe hands

Most of the Indian women who attained success in sports in the past decade were considered to be affluent and westernized, however the Rio Olympics has seen Indian sportswomen coming from all walks of life. As long as there is sponsorship and support, people can excel in sports.Let’s hope that Women in India will excel in sports like countries in the west.

 

P V Sindhu: The future of World Badminton

Name: Pusarla Venkata Sindhu

Date of Birth: 5 July 1995

City: Hyderabad

Top Achievement: Sindhu became the first ever Indian woman to win a medal in singles at the World Championships in badminton.

 Trivia: Her father is an Arjuna award winning former volleyball player Continue reading “P V Sindhu: The future of World Badminton”

Indian women shuttlers at the international level

Badminton is a moderately popular sport in India, and after Saina Nehwal has taken India to the Top Ten World rankings it is gradually gaining recognition. Earlier badminton was synonymous with erstwhile players like Prakash Padukone and Pullela Gopichand. Currently there are three Indian women who feature in the Top 100 World Rankings.

Saina Nehwal is a Khel Ratna badminton player and she has moved up in the rankings to be World No. 3 currently. Saina has the privilege of achieving many firsts in her career. One of her greatest achievements was being the first Indian to win a medal in Badminton at the Olympics. She achieved this feat by winning the Bronze medal at the London Olympics 2012. She is also the first Indian to win the World Junior Badminton Championship. Saina has had an illustrious career so far, and keeping in mind her excellent performance, it looks like there are more laurels to come.

Saina Nehwal

PV Sindhu is ranked World no. 24. In the international circuit, she was a bronze medalist at the 2009 Sub-Junior Asian Badminton Championships which was held in Colombo. Sindhu also reached the quarterfinals of the 2010 Junior World Badminton Championships that was held in Mexico. Sindhu is a much talked about badminton star, after her performance in the China Masters Super Series, which earned her the nickname Dragon Slayer!

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Neha Pandit is another one of India’s very talented badminton players. She was the runner-up at the National Games in 2007, and this is one of her most notable achievements. She has also participated in some international level competitions. Neha was also a semi-finalist in the Iran Fajr international challenge held earlier this year.

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When it comes to Women’s Doubles there are three teams that make it in the World Top 100.The team that comprises Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa is ranked 21. Both players have participated in the Olympics 2012 as well as the Li Ning Singapore open 2012. They also won gold medals at the Commonwealth Games, 2010.

Ashwini Ponnappa & Gutta Jwala

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