भारतात स्पोर्ट्स म्हटल की आपल्याला खूप साऱ्या खेळाडूंची नावे आठवतात, त्याची छायाचित्रे डोळ्यासमोर उभी राहतातआणि त्यात महिला खेळाडू असतील अस नाही….
पण काही महिला खेळाडूंनी भारतील स्पोर्ट्स क्षेत्रात असा काही बदल घडवून आणलेला आहे की आज पालकांना आपल्या मुलीला स्पोर्ट्स क्षेत्रात करिअर करण्यास प्रेरणा देतात…तसेच प्रत्येक महिलेला समाजात स्पोर्ट्स विषय आवड निर्माण होतीय.
भारतीय महिला खेळाडूंनी आज कितेक पदके घेवून भारताचे नाव आंतरराट्रीय स्तरावर गाजवलेल आहे त्याचा प्रत्येक महिलेला अभिमान असला पाहिजे.
Captain of Indian Women’s cricket team for ODI and Tests, Mithali Dorai Raj is one of the best batters and is the highest run scorer in women’s international cricket. She is also the only woman to score more than 6000 runs in ODIs and to score consecutive seven 50s in ODIs. In the year 2003, Mithali Dorai raj received the Arjuna Award and in 2015, she was awarded Padma Shri.
Sania Mirza remains one of the most recognized faces in Indian sports! From 2003 to 2013, Sania Mirza was India’s No. 1 tennis player as per Women’s Tennis Association. All in all, this lady will always be remembered as a woman who made Indians proud and played some kickass shots that helped her win against former world No.1 tennis player, Martina Hingis.
Saina Nehwal is also known as the golden girl of Indian badminton. She has reached the zenith of sports by making it to the top three badminton players in the world. Her career began in 2012 where she shot to the 5th position in the World Badminton players list. She has won the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold, Thai Open Grand Prix Gold, and the Indonesian Open Super Series. Her claim to fame was winning a bronze medal at the Olympics!
MC Mary Kom
MC Mary Kom is also known as the “Million Rupee Baby” in India. This tough lady is a five-time boxing world champion and also has an Olympic Bronze medal in her kitty. Mary Kom is the first lady boxer to have won the bronze medal at the London Olympics for India.She has been the poster child for Indian woman in sports for a long time now. The five time world champion has proved that a sportswoman's career need not be bogged down by pressures of family commitments.