NEW DELHI: Since Independence India has received 25 medals in Olympics. Among which only four female atheles have received medals.
Karnam Malleswari, MC Mary Kom, Saina Nehwal and now Sakshi Malik are four Indian women atheletes whose names will be remembered in future.
The Indian lady to win an Olympic award was weightlifter Malleswari at the 2000 Sydney Games, when she lifted 110 kg in the grab and 130 kg in the quick lift for an aggregate lift of 240 kgs. What made her accomplishment surprising was the way that the Sydney Olympics were her first historically speaking universal get subsequent to moving together to 69 kg division.
Tailing her bronze, Malleswari expressed that she was disillusioned on passing up a great opportunity the gold award. As indicated by her, an erroneous conclusion with respect to her mentors had seen her lift 137.5 kg in her last endeavor to be gold award dispute. Regardless of the fact that she had lifted 132.5 kg she could have won gold; right up 'til today, Malleswari keeps up that gold was in her grip.
After twelve years, at the 2012 London Olympics, Mary Kom's prosperity changed the scene of Indian boxing. Making a beeline for London, the mother of two had won her reality beginner titles in the 46kg and 48kg classifications, yet the lightest of the three weight sections at the Games was 51 kgs. The main Indian lady boxer to have met all requirements for the 2012 Olympics, she contended in the flyweight classification, as well as wound up winning a bronze decoration at the brandishing event. She had scripted history.
Likewise in London 2012, a 22-year-old Saina turned into the main Indian badminton player to win an award at the Olympics and earned India its third decoration at that release of the Games by securing a bronze under accidental circumstances, when her rival and world No 2 Xin Wang yielded the third-put play-off match because of a knee damage subsequent to taking the primary diversion. In 2008, Saina had turned into the principal Indian shuttler to enter the quarter-finals of an Olympic Games, hence opening new entryways for Indian badminton. Enhancing that execution in London four years after the fact reaffirmed the conviction that Indian badminton had for sure become an adult.
Sliced to Rio 2016, and it is 23-year-old Sakshi from Haryana who has turned out to be only the fourth Indian lady to win an Olympic award. Her prosperity on Thursday finished India's excruciating sit tight for a decoration at this release by securing bronze in the 58kg classification, pulling off an astounding 8-5 triumph over Kyrgyztan's Aisuluu Tynybekova in the play-off session.
Later today, shuttler PV Sindhu will challenge the ladies' individual badminton semi-finals versus the world No 5 Nozomi Okuhara of Japan while Babita Kumari, the last Indian lady wrestler at the Games, will face Greece's Maria Prevolaraki in the free-form 53 kg pre-quarters. Here's wanting them to enjoy all that life has to offer, and trusting that India's ladies Olympians convey more wonderfulness to the nation.