#1. Sania Mirza (Tennis)Born: November 15, 1986 | Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
One of the highest paid and most successful athlete. She is currently ranked no.1 in women's doubles ranking. From 2003 until her retirement from singles in 2013, she was ranked by the Women's Tennis Association as India's No. 1 player, both in singles and doubles. She is the third Indian woman in the Open Era to feature and win a round at a Grand Slam tournament (going as far as the last 16). She has also won a total of 14 medals (including 6 Gold) at three major multi-sport events, namely the Asian Games, the Commonwealth Games and the Afro-Asian Games.
She achieved too many milestones in her life but latest about Sania is that she was appointed as the UN Women's Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia during the event held to mark the International Day To End Violence Against Women on 25 November 2014. She was named in Time magazine's 2016 list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
#2. P. V. Sindhu (Badminton)Born: July 5, 1995 | Right-handed
She charted the history of achieving the feat as she is youngest and first women individual to bag an Olympic Silver medal representing India. This was the second instance of a podium finish at the Olympics by any Indian badminton player.
#3. Mithali Raj (Cricket)Born: December 3, 1982 | All-rounder (Batting style: Right-hand bat, Bowling style: Right-arm leg break)
#4. Arunima SinhaBorn: 1988
Her aim was to climb all the continents' highest peaks and put the national flag of India. She has already done five peaks:
- Everest in Asia
- Kilimanjaro in Africa
- Elbrus in Europe
- Kosciuszko, Australia
- Aconcagua in Argentina as the world's five highest peaks
- Carstensz Pyramid (Puncak Jaya), Indonesia.
Written by Pragati Jain
Grew up in Indore, M.P. I am pursuing B.E. in Electronics and Communication from Medi-Caps Indore. I love writing, sports and playing piano.