Ground Report | New Delhi: Indian Female player; The stars of the Olympics are not as much talked about as cricket players in India. Here’s a look at the women players who have hoisted the Indian flag in the Olympics.
Sakshi Malik (Indian Female player)
Sakshi Malik has won a bronze medal in the Olympics. He received this medal for the 58 kg weight category of freestyle wrestling in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Along with this, she is the first female wrestler who has won a medal in the Olympics. Sakshi was born in Haryana.
Karnam Malleswari is the first woman to win a medal for India in the Olympics. Karnam has got bronze medal in weight lifting. He won this medal in the year 2000 Sydney Olympics. He achieved this feat by lifting 110 kg in the snatch category and 130 kg in the clean and jerk category. Karnam was born in Andhra Pradesh.
Saina Nehwal (Indian Female player)
Saina Nehwal is the second Indian athlete to win a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics. She is the first woman to win an Olympic medal for badminton. Saina was born in Haryana. The Bollywood film ‘Saina’ has been made on the life of Saina Nehwal. Parineeti Chopra played the role of Saina in this film.
Mary Kom is the only Indian woman to have won a medal for the country in boxing. Mary got a bronze medal in the 2012 London Olympic Games. Along with this, Mary Kom has also won six world titles. Mary was born in Manipur. A film has also been made in Bollywood on Mary Kom. Priyanka Chopra played the role of Mary Kom in this film.
PV Sindhu won the silver medal for India in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. His full name is Pusarla Venkata Sindhu. PV Sindhu is the first Indian female athlete to win a silver medal in the Olympics. He was born in Hyderabad.