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.
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.
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.