2019 – The year when Indian women athletes stole the limelight in male-dominated sports.

Posted by Khel Naya | 28/12/2019.


We live in a male-ruled society and that reflects in our games. The vast majority of these games initially observed investment by just men like in wrestling, kabaddi, and even today there is an unmistakable reality between the sort of onlookers games like cricket and football get for people independently. 

Sports has for quite some time been respected a male area in light of social limitations. In spite of that, a few ladies have broken the generalizations and outshone in their particular fields as well as made an imprint in a for the most part sexist society. This bunch of ladies have buckled down on their way to the top and have effectively become commonly recognized names. 

Here are the top lady competitors of India who gave reliable exhibitions consistently: 

The year when Indian women athletes stole the limelight in male-dominated sports. | Khel Naya


PV Sindhu has maybe become the most well known non-cricket competitor in India. Since Rio Olympics 2016, she has reliably been performing great, remaining in news sufficiently long to not be disregarded. This year, the Hyderabadi shuttler turned into the primary Indian to win gold at BWF World Badminton Championships, beating rival Nozomi Okuhara in Basel on August 25. The Indian won 21-7, 21-7 in the summit conflict that endured only 38 minutes. 

Sindhu is likewise the joint-best ladies’ singles shuttler at the Worlds, having won five decorations in only six appearances. She is presently positioned thirteenth on the planet as the most generously compensated lady competitors for the year, as indicated by Forbes. Sindhu keeps on being India’s Olympic gold-decoration trust in Tokyo 2020. 

With Tokyo as the greater objective, Sindhu’s exhibitions battled during the business end of significant competitions, neglecting to guard her title at the year-end World Tour Finals. She anyway arrived at the finals of Indonesia Open and showed up at Singapore Open, just as India Open.

The year when Indian women athletes stole the limelight in male-dominated sports. | Khel Naya


At the point when MC Mary Kom began winning honors, she developed as the essence of Manipur. The fighter has not just risen as a motivation for the ladies of the nation in a game increasingly mainstream among men, but at the same time is viewed as the essence of Indian boxing, with Vijender Singh from Haryana maybe being the nearest regarding fame. 

Her account of battle and achievement has roused a Bollywood motion picture and this year she chose to spread her effect by joining governmental issues and turning into a Member of Parliament. That, in any case, didn’t let the 36-year-old prevent from adding considerably increasingly critical accomplishments to her effectively full kitty of decorations. 

Exactly when you think her an opportunity to resign has arrived, ‘Magnificient Mary’ recorded her eighth World Championship award (bronze) in the 51 kg class in Ulan Ude, turning into the best fighter, the two people, throughout the entire existence of the challenge. She and Cuban men’s legend Felix Savon were tied on seven subsequent to winning the gold in the 48 kg classification in New Delhi a year ago. 

The mother of three, who likewise won gold decorations at the India Open in Guwahati and President’s Cup in Indonesia this year, has her eyes set on Tokyo, most likely her last appearance at Olympics. 

The year when Indian women athletes stole the limelight in male-dominated sports. | Khel Naya


The Phogat family has re-composed the content of wrestling in India and Vinesh assumes a major job in it. Originating from a group of grapplers and breaking generalizations in transit, the 25-year old Haryana star-packed away bronze at the World Wrestling Championships, guaranteeing herself of an Olympic compartment. 

The Asiad and Commonwealth Games gold-medallist have endeavored to ascend to her profession best World Ranking of No. 2 in the 53kg classification, an ongoing movement from 50kg. Vinesh is the fifth Indian lady grappler to win a World Championship decoration after Alka Tomar (2006), Geeta Phogat (2012), Babita Phogat (2012) and Pooja Dhanda (2018). 

The Arjuna Awardee won three successive gold decorations this year in Asian Wrestling Championships, in Yasar Dogu International, and in Poland Open Wrestling Tournament separately.

The year when Indian women athletes stole the limelight in male-dominated sports. | Khel Naya


July 2019 had a place with sprinter Hima Das, who partook in a progression of rivalries implied as groundwork for Olympics one year from now, winning five gold decorations in under 20 days crosswise over Poland and the Czech Republic. 

Four of her triumphs came in the 200m dash while her fifth top-platform finish was in the 400m occasion. She is just 19-years of age and hails from a little town of Dhing in Nagaon of Assam. Nicknamed ‘Dhing Express’, a little girl of a little rice rancher, Hima acquires about Rs 30-35 lakh a year for every brand. This year, she made it to the ‘Forbes India 30 Under 30’ list and has utilized her impact past sports by turning into the nation’s first youth envoy to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) India. 

The year when Indian women athletes stole the limelight in male-dominated sports. | Khel Naya


Dutee Chand may be a sprinter by calling however she isn’t a sprinter from issues. Confronting issues at different financial levels, India discovered its new good example in a game character this year. The 23-year old chose to expose the unadulterated truth, for which she confronted cultural and familial fierceness, turning into the main Indian competitor to formally do so ever. 

The national record-holder didn’t let any reason come in her manner, overwhelming a significant year in front of the Olympics by turning into the principal Indian lady Olympic style events competitor to win a gold award in ladies’ 100-meter dash at the Summer University Games in Naples, Italy this July. She’s just the second Indian sprinter to win gold in a worldwide occasion. 

In August, the sprinter won another gold award at the 100m occasion of the fifth Indian Grand Prix. She at that point finished up by breaking her very own national record, checking 11.22 seconds in the ladies’ 100m semi-finals at the National Open Athletics Championships in Ranchi in October.

The year when Indian women athletes stole the limelight in male-dominated sports. | Khel Naya

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