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Hope you have liked our first installment in the 5 part series on The Most Famous, Influential and Talked about women in India - Women in Politics. We are continuing our series with this second installment focusing on “Women in Sports”. These ladies have definitely made a name for themselves in their respective games. They are a source of inspiration for Millions of women in India.

1. SANIA MIRZA - TENNIS

:: ACHIEVEMENTS ::
  • She is the highest ranked female tennis player ever from India, with a career high ranking of 27 in singles and 7 in doubles.
  • By winning the 2009 Australian Open – Mixed Doubles Event, she became the third Indian player to win a Grand Slam title.
  • She has also won the 2012 French Open – Mixed Doubles Event.

Top5 Women in India - Sports - Sania Mirza

Sania Mirza - Tennis Ace

Arguably the Top-most name of Women Sports-Stars in India, Sania Mirza was born on born 15 November 1986, in Mumbai. In her career, Mirza has notable wins over Svetlana Kuznetsova, Vera Zvonareva, Marion Bartoli; and former World No. 1s Martina Hingis, Dinara Safina, and Victoria Azarenka.

Mirza was named one of the '50 heroes of Asia' by Time in October 2005. In March 2010, The Economic Times named Mirza in the list of the "33 women who made India proud". She is also the face of many Indian and International Brands.

:: SOME FAMOUS AWARDS RECEIVED ::
  • Arjuna Award (2004)
  • WTA New Comer of the Year (2005)
  • Padma Shri (2006)

StylishBazaar.com Remarks: Arguably the most Stylish sports star of India, A trend setter.

 

2. SAINA NEHWAL - BADMINTON

:: ACHIEVEMENTS ::
  • Attained career best ranking of No. 2 in December 2010.
  • She is the first Indian to win a medal in Badminton at the Olympics.
  • First Indian to win the World Junior Badminton Championships.
  • First Indian to win Super Series tournament.

Top5 Women in India - Sports - Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal - On top of Her Game

Saina Nehwal, currently the face of Badminton in India was born 17 March 1990 in Dhindar, Ghaziabad District, Uttar Pradesh. Saina became the under-19 national champion and created history by winning the prestigious Asian Satellite Badminton tournament (India Chapter) twice, becoming the first player to do so. In 2006, Saina appeared on the global scene when she became the first Indian woman to win a 4-star tournament, the Philippines Open. She too is the face of many famous Brands.

:: SOME FAMOUS AWARDS RECEIVED ::
  • Arjuna Award (2009)
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2009–2010)
  • Padma Shri (2010)
StylishBazaar.com Remarks: Bubbly, Charming and Stylish.

 3. MARY KOM - BOXING

:: ACHIEVEMENTS ::
  • She is a five-time World Boxing champion, and the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the six world championships.
  • Won the Bronze Medal in 2012, London Olympics in the flyweight category.
  • She has also been ranked as No. 4 AIBA World Women’s Ranking Flyweight category.

Top5 Women in India - Sports - Mary Kom - Boxing

Mary Kom - Boxing her way out

Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom, also known as MC Mary Kom, Magnificent Mary or simply Mary Kom, is an Indian boxer was born on 1 March 1983, Kangathei, in Churachanpur district of Manipur. A Biopic on her is made starring Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, which is slated to release in 2014. Mary Kom launched her much-awaited autobiography, Un-Breakable, in 11 Dec '13.

:: SOME FAMOUS AWARDS RECEIVED ::

  • Padma Bhushan (Sports), 2013
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, 2009
  • Padma Shree (Sports), 2006
  • Arjuna Award (Boxing), 2003
StylishBazaar.com Remarks: Stylish, Focused and imposing.

4. DEEPIKA KUMARI - ARCHERY

:: ACHIEVEMENTS ::
  • She is currently ranked World No. 2, and is a former world number one.
  • She become the second Indian to win the World champion at Mérida (Mexico) in 2006 by winning the junior compound individual gold medal.
  • She won a gold medal in the 2010 Commonwealth games in the women's individual recurve event.
  • She also won a gold medal in the 2010 Commonwealth games in the women's team recurve event along with Dola Banerjee and Bombayala Devi.

Top5 Women in India - Sports -  Deepika Kumari - Archery

Deepika Kumari - Bang on Target

Deepika Kumari was born in 13 June 1994 in Ranchi (Formerly in Bihar State, Now in Jharkhand State). Deepika got her first breakthrough in 2005 when she entered Arjun Archery Academy, at Kharsawan. her professional archery journey begun in the year 2006 when she joined the Tata Archery Academy in Jamshedpur. :: SOME FAMOUS AWARDS & MEDALS RECEIVED ::

  • World Cup, Silver-2011, Silver-2012, Silver-2013adma Bhushan (Sports), 2013.
  • Commonwealth Games, Gold-2010 (Individual), Gold-2010 (Team).
  • Asian Games Bronze-2010 (Team).
  • Arjuna Award for Archery.

StylishBazaar.com Remarks: Casual and Focused.

 

5. MEETHALI RAJ - CRICKET

:: ACHIEVEMENTS ::
  • Captain of the Indian Women’s Cricket Team.
  •  No 1 One Day Inter-National (ODI) batswoman in the world.
  • In August 2006, she led the side to their first ever Test and series victory in England
  • Captain of the 2006 Asia Cup winner team.
  • She led the Indian team to the finals in the Women's Cricket World Cup of 2005 where the team lost to Australia.

Top5 Women in India - Sports - Mitali Raj - Cricket

Meethali Raj- GentleWoman in a Gentlemen's Game

Meethali Raj was born on 3 December 1982, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. She is Right handed bat and leg-break bowler. Mithali Raj at 19 emerged as one of India's most capable batswomen with a staggering 214 against England in the second and final Test at Taunton. The middle-order bat now has the second highest score in women's Test cricket, having been surpassed by Kiran Baluch who scored 242 against West Indies in March 2004.

:: SOME FAMOUS AWARDS & MEDALS RECEIVED ::
  • She is a recipient of the Arjuna award for the year 2003.
StylishBazaar.com Remarks: Stylish and Formal.  

Come back again, to catch on who has secured their place in the Category, on Women in Television.

 

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