Sharp, Strong and Sturdy- these three words aptly describe the top ten women athletes of India. They have always held the tri color high by their excellent performances and have made India proud in various prestigious sports events across the globe.
Sania Mirza, tennis
Ranking among the most glamorous and talented India sportswomen, Sania Mirza has won medals in prestigious ATP tournaments. She recently won her Grand Slam title in the 2009 Australian Open in mixed doubles paired with Mahesh Bhupati.
Geeta Zutshi, track and field
One of the best known Indian woman athletes, Geeta Zutshi has made India proud by winning several national and international awards. She has won medal in various categories like 800 meters, 1500 meters and others. Presently she is serving as the coach of the Junior team.
P.T. Usha, track and field
Hailed as the `Sprint Queen`, ` Golden Girl" , " Payyoli Express" and " Running Machine" , P.T Usha is perhaps the greatest woman athlete India has ever produced. Over a career of around two decades, she was won numerous medals in national and international events in various categories like racing, relay, hurdles etc. She has been honored with Arjuna Award and Padmashree.
Neelam Jaswant Singh, Indian Athlete
An ace discuss thrower, Neelam Jaswant Singh has won a number of medals at national and international tournaments. She won a bronze medal at the Bangkok Asian Games.
Bachendri Pal, mountaineering
The first Indian woman to scale the mighty Mount Everest, Bachendri Pal made history when she ascended the peak on 23rd May 1984. She has also served as mountaineering instructor for women.
Soma Biswas, track and field
She is one of the top woman heptathlon athletes in India. She made India proud by winning the silver medal at the Asian Games in Busan. She has been awarded the Arjuna Award.
Saina Nehwal, Badminton
A new youth sensation, Saina Nehwal is the first Indian to win the prestigious World Junior Badminton Championships. She also represented India in the Olympics. She has been nominated as one of the most promising Player in 2008.
Jyotirmoyee Sikdar, track and field
Jyotirmoyee Sikdar rose to fame by winning 2 gold medals and a silver medal at the Bangkok Asian Games in 1998. She was hailed as the New Golden Girl of India", and has been awarded the Rajib Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and Arjuna Award.
Seema Antil, Indian discus thrower
Seema Antil is a well known discuss player and made the country proud by winning the silver medal at the Commonwealth Games. She has been honored with the prestigious Bhim Award. She is one of the best top 10 women athletes in India.