Sports around the world are dominated by the male. Well, until now. Now more and more female players are decorating themselves and their country with medals and trophies. One such country is India whose girls are breaking all the barriers to show guys how badass and better they are. Take a look at some of the girls from India who inspired other girls to follow dreams.
The wait became long and disappointing with time at Rio Games 2016. Then came the sunshine and much-needed relief when 24-year-old wrestler Sakshi Malik from Rohtak, Haryana clichéd the bronze in the 58kg category. Hailing from a place where there is a huge gender disparity, Sakshi set an example by becoming the first Indian female wrestler to win an Olympic medal.
A video of the Malik and Geeta Phogat recently surfaced taking the power of the movie Dangal further. Watch it here.
All of 21 years, PV Sindhu is the new poster girl of badminton in the country. Being the first ever Indian woman to win Silver at the Rio Olympics 2016, it is true grit that gets this spunky girl going. Winning the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold in the beginning of this year, she upped the hope for the summer games when the injured Saina Nehwal couldn’t perform due to an injury.
The Arjuna Award holder might have returned empty-handed from Rio but the world was bowled over by her take on the riskiest Produnova or the vault of death which even many experienced gymnasts shy away from. Securing the fourth position in an immensely impressive display of her artistic moves, the 4-feet 11-inch Tripura girl became a talking point for everyone. So much that Indian ace shooter Abhinav Bindra declared the 23-year-old his hero.
Watch her beautiful Final Vault at Rio Olympics 2016.
Like the above girls, she is also walked confidently and made the world take note. Becoming the youngest Indian professional golfer qualifying for the 2016 Summer Olympics, the 18-year-old from Bengaluru called 2016 a dream year and is looking forward to a wonderful and more successful 2017. The golf prodigy in November scripted history as she became the first Indian woman to win a Ladies European Tour title by clinching the Hero Women’s Indian Open.
So the next time someone says sports are for boys, show them the achievements of this girls and much more in making that we believe will shine brightly in 2017 and the coming years.
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