Sakshi Malik made history during the 2016 Rio Olympics by becoming the first Indian female wrestler to ever win an Olympic medal, a bronze medal at 58 kg.
Professional wrestlers, such as Malik and sisters Geeta and Babita Phogat, deserve credit for not only the courage to participate in a completely male-united sport (at least in India) but also themselves. Take pride in your country by winning medals at sporting events like the Olympics and the Games of the Commonwealth.
Abhinav Bindra is the first Indian individual athlete to win a gold medal in the Olympic games. He won the 10-meter rifle event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
India has not won a gold medal since the men’s hockey team won first place at the 1980 Olympics a former world shooter champion and gold medalist in the 2014 General Olympics. His shooting career began early when Bindra became the youngest participant in the 1998 Commonwealth Olympics when only 15 years old.
Also known as the Flying Sikh, named after India’s most famous sprinter who is also one of the country’s sports icons. He was the first Indian athlete to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. Even so, Milkha decided to join the Indian army instead of pursuing a career as a professional athlete as many people dreamed.
This is the greatest chess player in India and the top best athlete in the world. At the age of 20, Viswanathan soon became a chess grandmaster and was the first person to receive the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna honorary award from this country.
Like the US, hockey is a very popular sport in India and the most admired name is Dhyan Chana. He helped India win 3 gold medals in 1928, 1932, and 1936 Olympics. Dhyan Chana has been favorably nicknamed “Wizard” with his career achievements.
In India, boxing is as popular as any other country in the world, with Mary Kom being the most famous female boxer. She won 01 bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics and a gold medal at the Asian Boxing Championship.