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International Women's Day 2024: Celebrating India's women athletes

Published on Mar 08, 2024 10:50 AM IST
  • On International Women's Day, we honor the remarkable achievements of women in sports, highlighting their resilience, talent, and impact.
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On International Women's Day, let's celebrate the extraordinary accomplishments of women in sports, recognizing their resilience, talent, and profound impact on the sporting world. Here are ten remarkable women who have redefined the boundaries of sportsmanship and inspired generations:  expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 08, 2024 10:50 AM IST

On International Women's Day, let's celebrate the extraordinary accomplishments of women in sports, recognizing their resilience, talent, and profound impact on the sporting world. Here are ten remarkable women who have redefined the boundaries of sportsmanship and inspired generations: 

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Dipa Karmakar: Dipa Karmakar, a talented Indian gymnast, gained international recognition for her daring and innovative performances, particularly in the vault event. Her groundbreaking achievements include being the first Indian female gymnast to compete in the Olympics and winning medals at prestigious international competitions, showcasing her exceptional skill and determination in the sport. (File Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Dipa Karmakar: Dipa Karmakar, a talented Indian gymnast, gained international recognition for her daring and innovative performances, particularly in the vault event. Her groundbreaking achievements include being the first Indian female gymnast to compete in the Olympics and winning medals at prestigious international competitions, showcasing her exceptional skill and determination in the sport. (File Photo)

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Anju Bobby George: Anju Bobby George, a trailblazing Indian long jumper, made history by winning a bronze medal at the 2003 World Championships in Athletics. Her remarkable achievements and dedication to the sport have inspired a generation of athletes in India, solidifying her legacy as one of the country's most successful track and field athletes. (File Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Anju Bobby George: Anju Bobby George, a trailblazing Indian long jumper, made history by winning a bronze medal at the 2003 World Championships in Athletics. Her remarkable achievements and dedication to the sport have inspired a generation of athletes in India, solidifying her legacy as one of the country's most successful track and field athletes. (File Photo)

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Deepa Malik: Deepa Malik, a Paralympic athlete from India, has defied all odds to become the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Paralympic Games. Her remarkable journey in para-athletics showcases her resilience, courage, and unwavering spirit, inspiring countless individuals worldwide. (HT Photo/@Kunal Patil) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Deepa Malik: Deepa Malik, a Paralympic athlete from India, has defied all odds to become the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Paralympic Games. Her remarkable journey in para-athletics showcases her resilience, courage, and unwavering spirit, inspiring countless individuals worldwide. (HT Photo/@Kunal Patil)

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Mary Kom: Mary Kom, popularly known as "Magnificent Mary," is a celebrated Indian boxer who has left a profound impact on the world of sports. With six world championship titles to her name, Mary Kom holds the distinction of being the only female boxer to have won a medal in each of the first seven World Championships, demonstrating her unmatched skill and unwavering determination in the sport. (AIBA) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Mary Kom: Mary Kom, popularly known as "Magnificent Mary," is a celebrated Indian boxer who has left a profound impact on the world of sports. With six world championship titles to her name, Mary Kom holds the distinction of being the only female boxer to have won a medal in each of the first seven World Championships, demonstrating her unmatched skill and unwavering determination in the sport. (AIBA)

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Mithali Raj: Mithali Raj led India to the World Cup finals in 2005 and 2017 and was a pivotal figure in women's cricket, inspiring many with her achievements(Getty) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Mithali Raj: Mithali Raj led India to the World Cup finals in 2005 and 2017 and was a pivotal figure in women's cricket, inspiring many with her achievements(Getty)

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Aditi Ashok: Aditi Ashok, a talented Indian golfer, has made a significant impact on the international golfing scene with her skill and determination. She has achieved multiple victories on the Ladies European Tour and LPGA Tour, showcasing her potential to become a leading figure in women's golf globally.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Aditi Ashok: Aditi Ashok, a talented Indian golfer, has made a significant impact on the international golfing scene with her skill and determination. She has achieved multiple victories on the Ladies European Tour and LPGA Tour, showcasing her potential to become a leading figure in women's golf globally.(AFP)

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PT Usha: Known as the "Queen of Indian Track and Field," PT Usha is a legendary sprinter who dominated the track in the 1980s. She narrowly missed a bronze medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics but won multiple gold medals at the Asian Games and Asian Championships. (File Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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PT Usha: Known as the "Queen of Indian Track and Field," PT Usha is a legendary sprinter who dominated the track in the 1980s. She narrowly missed a bronze medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics but won multiple gold medals at the Asian Games and Asian Championships. (File Photo)

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Sania Mirza: Sania Mirza is an Indian former professional tennis player who has left a lasting impact on the world of tennis. Throughout her career, Sania Mirza has been a trailblazer for Indian tennis, breaking gender stereotypes and achieving numerous milestones.  (Instagram/@Sania Mirza) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Sania Mirza: Sania Mirza is an Indian former professional tennis player who has left a lasting impact on the world of tennis. Throughout her career, Sania Mirza has been a trailblazer for Indian tennis, breaking gender stereotypes and achieving numerous milestones.  (Instagram/@Sania Mirza)

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Sakshi Malik: Sakshi Malik, an accomplished Indian wrestler, made history by becoming the first Indian female wrestler to win an Olympic medal. Her tenacity, skill, and determination on the mat have not only brought her personal success but have also inspired a generation of young athletes in India. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Sakshi Malik: Sakshi Malik, an accomplished Indian wrestler, made history by becoming the first Indian female wrestler to win an Olympic medal. Her tenacity, skill, and determination on the mat have not only brought her personal success but have also inspired a generation of young athletes in India. (PTI)

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PV Sindhu, a prominent Indian badminton player, has made a significant impact in the world of sports with her exceptional talent and achievements. She created history by becoming the first Indian woman to win a silver medal at the Olympic Games in Rio 2016 and followed it up with a bronze at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, solidifying her status as one of India's most successful athletes. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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PV Sindhu, a prominent Indian badminton player, has made a significant impact in the world of sports with her exceptional talent and achievements. She created history by becoming the first Indian woman to win a silver medal at the Olympic Games in Rio 2016 and followed it up with a bronze at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, solidifying her status as one of India's most successful athletes. (PTI)

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