(GIST OF YOJANA) Indian Women in Asian Games 2018 [OCTOBER-2018]

(GIST OF YOJANA) Indian Women in Asian Games 2018


Indian Women in Asian Games 2018

Indian women have outshone themselves in the Asian Games 2018. Winning several medals, they have performed exceedingly well and established their mettle in front of the world. Following are few sportswomen who have made the country proud in the Asian games 2018.

Vinesh Phogat won a gold medal for wrestling in Women’s Freestyle 50kgs. She became the first Indian women wrestler to win Gold in both Commonwealth and Asian games. She won bronze medal in Asian Games in 2013, 2014 and a silver medal in 2015. Furthermore, she also won silver medal in Commonwealth Games in 2013 and a gold medal in 2014 and 2018.

Rahi Sarnobat won gold in shooting in Women’s 25 metre pistol and became the first Indian women to win a gold medal in shooting Asian games. She won her first gold medal at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games in Pune and later she had won two gold medals in 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi one gold medals in 2014, Glasgow and a Bronze in Asian Games in the same year.

Rahi won the bronze medal in world cup 2011 and became the first Indian shooter to qualify for the 25 metre sports pistol event in the London Olympics 2012. Swapna Barman won gold in Women’s Hepthalon. She won the gold medal at Asian Games 2018 and was placed first in the Heptathlon at the Asian Athletics Championships 2017.

India Women’s National Kabaddi team won a silver for Kabaddi. Dutee Chand won a silver medal for Women’s 100 metres and 200 metres. Dutee Chand is the third Indian women to ever qualify for the Women’s 100 metres event at the SummerOlympic Games. In 2018, CHand clinched a silver in women’s 100m at the Jakarta Asian Games. It was India’s first medal in 20 years in the this event since 1998.

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Neena Varakil won silver in Women’s Long Jump. She scored a gold in 2017 at the Asian Grand Prix Athletics Meet in Jiaxing in China and a silver medal at 2017 Asian Athletics Championships. P.V. Sindhu won silver in Women’s Single for Badminton. Pusarla Venkata Sindhu became the first Indian Women to win an Olympic silver medal, and one of the two Indian badminton players to ever win an Olympic medal-other being Saina Nehwal.

Pincky Balhara won a silver medal in Kurash for Women’s 52 kgs. Divya Kakran won a bronze medal for Wrestling in Women’s Freestyle 68 kgs. Divya has won 60 medals, including 17 gold medals in the Delhi State Championship and become Bharat Kesari eight times.

Naorem Roshibina won a bronze in Women’s Sanda 60 kgs for Wushu. Deepika Pallikal won bronze in Women’s Single in Squash. She is the first Indian to break into the top 10 in the PSA Women’s rankings in 2012. Dipika Pallikal came to prominence in 2011, when she won three WISPA tour titles to attain a career- best ranking of 13th.

Sania Nehwal Attaining a world ranking of no. 1, Nehwal has represented Indian three times in Olympic, winning a bronze medal second time. She was won over 23 international titles, which include 10 Superseries titles. Honored with Padma Bhusan in 2016, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna Award, Nehwal is one of the most successful and popular Indian Sportsperson today.

Malaprabha Jadhav won a bronze medal in women’s 52 kgs in Kurash.

P.U. Chitra won bronze in Women’s 1500 metre in Athletics. She has won numerous state, national and international school meet gold medals in middle and long distance track events. Seema Punia won a bronze medal in Athletics in Women’s Discus Throw.

Harshita Tomar she won the bronze medal at 2018 Asian Games in women’s Open Laser 4.7. M.R. Poovamma, Sariaben Gaikwad, Hima Das and Velluvakoroth Vismaya won gold medals for Women’s 4 X 400 metres Relay. Muskan Kirar, Madhumita Kumani and Jyothi Surekha Vennam won silver medals in Archery for Women’s team compound. Sweta Shervegar and Varsha Gautham won a silver medal for sailing

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