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Top 10 Indian Sporstwomen who have made us proud

Women achievers have always inspired us, but these Sportswomen have proved that nothing is impossible if you put in your best. Here is a list of Top 10 Indian Sportswomen who have always made us proud and keep doing so. Don't forget to click the like button for your favourite sportswomen !

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Sania Mirza, Tennis

Sania Mirza, Tennis

Sania Mirza is the most popular Tennis Player in India. She has been the World No. 1 in Singles and Doubles. She has retired from Singles in 2013 but remains one of the most loved and highest paid athlete in India. She has been awarded the Arjuna Award in 2004, WTA New Comer of the Year in 2005 and Padma Shri in 2006.

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Saina Nehwal, Badminton

Saina Nehwal, Badminton

Saina Nehwal, World No. 1 in Badminton is the Indian woman who has made every Indian proud of her achievements . She is the first Indian woman to have won a medal at the Olympics for Badminton at the London Olympics 2012. She has been conferred upon the Arjuna Award in 2009, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2009-10 and Padma Shri in 2010 for her outstanding performance.

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MC Mary Kom, Boxing

MC Mary Kom, Boxing

MC Mary Kom a.k.a Magnificient Mary, is the five time World Amateur Boxing Champion and is the World No. 4 in Boxing Ranking. She is an inspiration to many and her life was picturised in the Movie Mary Kom. She has won the Arjuna Award in 2003, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2009, Padma Shri in 2010 and Padma Bhushan in 2013. and many others.

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Krushnaa Patil, Mountaineering

Krushnaa Patil, Mountaineering

Krushnaa Patil, has been the youngest mountaineer to ascent the Mount Everest in 2009. Her record has surpassed recently by some younger mountaineers, but her feat as the youngest Indian woman to reach such great heights has been etched in our memories forever.

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Humpy Koneru, Chess

Humpy Koneru, Chess

Humpy Koneru, World no: 3 in Chess. She held the record of being the youngest International Grandmaster till 2008 and has also been awarded the Arjuna Award in 2003.

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Mithali Raj, Cricket

Mithali Raj, Cricket

Mithali Raj, Captain of the Indian Women's Cricket Team and World no: 1 player according to the ODI chart among women. She has been felicitated with the Arjuna Award in 2003 and Padma Shri in 2015

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Deepika Kumari, Archery

Deepika Kumari, Archery

Former No:1, currently no: 14 , Deepika Kumari has struggled to become an archer. Her story says it all. She practised archery with homemade bamboo bows and arrows as she comes from a very humble background when she could not afford to buy equipment. She has been conferred with the Arjuna Award in 2012 and she has achieved great feats at a young age.

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Sharmila Nicollet, Golf

Sharmila Nicollet, Golf

Sharmila is a Golfer and pursued golf when she was 11 and won her first tournament at 15. She wants to play for the Olympics next year. She is the youngest Indian golfer to have qualified for Ladies European tour.

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Dipika Pallikal, Squash

Dipika Pallikal, Squash

Dipika Pallikal is an Indian squash player. She is the first Indian woman to break into the top 10 in the WSA rankings.She played her first international tournament in London when she was in her sixth grade, and to date, she has won the German Open, Dutch Open, French Open, Australian Open, Scottish Open on the European Junior Squash Circuit.In December 2012, she broke into the top 10 by achieving a career best of ranking of 10. She became the first Female Squash player to be conferred with the Arjuna Award, India's second highest sporting award in the year 2012.

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Geeta Phogat, Wrestling

Geeta Phogat, Wrestling

Geeta Phogat is a female wrestler from India who won India's first ever gold medal in women's wrestling in the 55 kg freestyle category at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. She made history when she became the first ever female wrestler from India to qualify for the Olympics.

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