Indian Sports Women in the Upcoming London Olympics 2012

Olympics, a major international event is going to be held in London, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August 2012. The young and talented Indian women’s are ready to grab the medals in the upcoming big event at London Summer Olympic Games 2012. There are 13 sports event in which India is participating along with 23 sports women’s in their respective area of sports like Shooting, Judo, Wrestling and Weightlifting. India is lagging for sportswomen in Athletics, tennis and swimming at the Olympics as well in other international sports championships. All the very best to Indian Olympic Squad.


Archery- Deepika Kumari:  The Indian archers Ranchi, Jharkhand is currently ranked world No. 1 in the event of Archery. The gold medal winner of women’s individual event in 2010 Commonwealth games is ready to represent Indian in the upcoming London Olympics 2012. She along with Chekrovolu Swuro and Laishram Bombayla Devi are the three young Indian athlete who won gold medal in Commonwealth games and now targeting the London’s big event for the same. Laishram Bombayla Devi was represented India at the 2008 Beijing Olympics along with along with Dola Banerjee and Pranitha Vardhineni. Laishram Bombayla Devi from Indian state of Manipur is one of the best Indian archer, She, along with Dola Banerjee and Pranitha Vardhineni was ranked sixth in the team event qualifiers. Chekrovolu Swuro the archer from Nagaland, is part of Indian National Women Archery team who had won silver medal at the World Championships held at Turin, Italy. Swuro is serving as Assistant Sub-Inspector in the Nagaland Police.

Krishna Poonia -Discus Throw: The Indian woman discus throw gold champion of Delhi Commonwealth Games is ready to bagged the medal for women’s discus throw event at 2012 London Olympics. Krishna Poonia is the first Indian woman to win the Gold Medal in Common Wealth Games, She is awarded by national Arjuna award, Maharana Pratap and Padma Shri by the Indian government. The the bronze medal winner Seema Antil and Krishna Poonia will represent India for the women’s discus throw event. India’s London-bound discus-thrower Krishna Poonia bagged the silver medal at the Post Pre Elite Women’s’ event at Portland. Seema Antil an Indian discus thrower from Sonipat Haryana has won the silver medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and bronze medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. She is honored with Bhim Award by the Haryana state government.

Tintu Luka –Race: Tintu Luka, The only Indian women athlete who have qualified for a track event at the London Olympic Game. The Indian athlete from a small village of Valathode, Kerala is the national record holder of 800 meter race and silver medal winner in the Asian Junior Athletics Championship. Tintu Luka is trained by queen of Indian track and the best Indian athletics P.T.Usha. Tintu Luka won Greenko 52nd National Inter-State Senior Athletic Championship on 24 June 2012 by defeating her competitor. Sudha Singh, the current holder of Indian National record for 3000 m steeplechase and winning the Gold in the XVI Asian Games will also represent India for 3000 m Steeplechase race. Sudha Singh and Tintu Luka are the only two female Indian players qualified for Olympic Games 2012. Indian athlete Sudha Singh holds the current Indian National record for 3000 m Steeplechase and won the Gold in the XVI Asian Games at Guangzhou. The Golden girl form India Sudha Singh is all set for another great victory in the upcoming London summer Olympic 2012.

Mayookha Johny –Triple jump: The only Indian who has cross the 14m mark in the triple jump, she is also the current holder of Indian National record for triple jump. Mayookha Johny specialists in long jump and triple jump and she is the third Indian ever to qualify in the final of World Championships in Athletics. Long-jumper Mayookha Johny has also won a gold medal on the opening day of the 19th Asian Athletics Championships in Kobe, Japan. The Indian track and field athlete, Mayookha Johny belong to the state of Kerala. Sahana Kumari, The High jumper is became the 14 Indian athlete to qualify for the London Olympics. Karnataka state champion Sahana Kumari will represent India in high jumper event. Sahana Kumari of India competes in the women’s high jump final in the athletics competition at the 16th Asian Games. Sahana Kumari became the 14 Indian athlete to qualify for the London Olympics. The Indian track and field athlete from Kerala – Gods own Country will be India’s best bet to get a gold in Long Jump and Triple Jump with Sahana Kumari.

Badminton- Saina Nehwal: The Badminton ace Saina Nehwal is ranked 5 in the world by Badminton World Federation. She is the first Indian female to reach the quarterfinals in singles at the Olympics also she is the only Indian to win the World Junior Badminton Championships. Saina, the Haryana girl has made history by winning hat-trick titles in couple of years and in 2012 as well. Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa are two more Indian women badminton players, who qualified for big event in the summer Olympics. The thirteen times National Badminton Championships winner Jwala Gutta and Indian junior championships winner Ashwini Ponnappa will appear in women’s doubles event pairing at London Olympics. Ashwini Ponnappa to partner Jwala Gutta were already created history by became the first Indian pair to enter the semi-finals of the World Badminton Championships in Wembley, London. Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa are the best badminton players of India also hold a good ranking the world after Saina.

Mary Kom –Boxing: Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom or or simply Mary Kom from is the only Indian woman boxer who has qualified for an Olympic sporting event in London. The successive five time World Boxing champion Mary Kom is a mother of two from Indian state Manipur. Mary Kom has qualified in the 51 kg women’s category in the 2012 London Olympics and she ranked world no. 4 woman boxer in the same category.  India’s sole woman boxer has achieved number of International titles and National Awards like Padma Shree and Arjuna Award. Mary Kom, Meena Rani and Pinky Jangra represented India in Women’s World Amateur Boxing Championships and won gold medals. Mary Kom’s dream to win an Olympic Medal is completely supported and taken care of by Olympic Gold Quest. The Indian boxing team has a great chance of winning medals in London Olympics. MC Mary Kom is the first women boxer from India to have won Five World Titles consecutively. She has more than three Asian titles and eleven National titles under her belt.

Heena Sidhu –Shooting: The Indian shooter from Ludhiana is the member of Indian Shooting Team for London Olympics 2012. Rahi Sarnobat and Annuraj Singh are two more Indian female shooters who qualified for London Olympic in 25 m pistol. Heena Sidhu with Annu Raj Singh won the gold medal in women’s Pairs 10 metre air pistol at Commonwealth Games in the 2010. There are total four shooters from India, Shagun Chowdhary is the first Indian woman to qualify for the Olympic trap shooting event. The only Trap shooter from Jaipur had won medals for India in Asian Games, she is also a state level swimming champion. Rahi Sarnobat is the winner of two gold medals in 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi for the event of 25 meters pistol shooting. The 21 year old female Indian athlete from Kolhapur,Maharashtra is all set to leave her mark in this mega event along with senior shooters.

Sania Mirza- Tennis: The top female tennis player of India, Sania Mirza will appear in London Olympic through a wild card entry along with Rushmi Chakravarthi in women’s doubles. In the 2010 Commonwealth Games Rushmi Chakravarthi won the doubles bronze medal with Sania Mirza in Women’s Doubles. After winning a bronze in Commonwealth Games 2010,This pair have not played together. Mirza has defeated many top players and won one WTA singles title and two Grand Slams. She is the highest ranked Indian female tennis player, with high ranking of 27 in singles and 7 in doubles. Sania Mirza is also one of the most searched female tennis player from India. Sania will be partnering Leander Paes for the London Olympics in the mixed doubles event. Though Sania Mirza has accused the India tennis federation for its politics. Rushmi Chakravarthi, A veteran in the Indian tennis circuit feels she and Sania Mirza have enough individual experience behind them to gel well as a team at the upcoming London. The professional Indian tennis player Rushmi Chakravarthi has won a record 45 ITF Women’s Circuit titles, the highest number set by any other Indian female player.

Ankita Das –Table Tennis: The Indian table tennis player Ankita Das is all set to enter in London Olympic after getting a wild card entry. Ankita Das defeated K Swamini in Hong Kong in the qualifying game and got a wild entry in London summer Olympics. The 19 year old table tennis player from Shiliguri is the only female Indian TT player who qualified in London Olympics 2012. Soumyajit Gosh and Ankita Das are the two youngest and talented table tennis players who got selected after winning the Asian Olympic Qualifying  tournament. These talented Indian table tennis players were the part of Indian TT team,which won bronze at the World Junior Championships last year. Bengali table tennis players Ankita Das is keen to prove her mettle on a big stage like in London Olympics. Soumyajit Ghosh in boy and Ankita Das in girl are the two best table tennis player from the country who got a job to do in upcoming summer London Olympics. Olympic bound paddler Ankita Das has found an unlikely source of inspiration in Czech tennis star Lukas Rosol. London Games will be a learning curve for Ankita as well as for  Soumyajit Ghosh.

Ngangbam Soniya Chanu –Weightlifting: Soniya Chanu is the Indian Woman Weightlifter born 15 February 1980 in Imphal West district of Manipur. Indian Female weightlifter will represent India in 48 kg category women Weightlifting event at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. Ngangbam Soniya Chanu has won silver medal in the Women’s 48 kg category at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games. Sandhya Rani Devi Atom and Ngangbam Soniya Chanu are two Indian female Weightlifter who have represented India for many other Weightlifting Championship across the world. Ngangbam Soniya Chanu is the only hope for the country in the Weightlifting category of women’s at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Ngangbam Soniya Chanu (48 kg) is qualified based on their world ranking in Weightlifting. Karnam Malleswari, the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal a bronze medal in the 2000 Summer Olympics at Sydney lifting 110 kg.

Geeta Phogat –Wrestling: The India’s first ever gold medal winner in women’s wrestling in Commonwealth Games. The women wrestlers of India is the only wrestler who qualified in the 55kg freestyle category for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The only women wrestler, Geeta Phogat hails from a Hindu Jat family of Bhiwani in Haryana state of India. The 23-year-old grappler said,Its a proud moment for her and for Mahavir Singh a former wrestler,Her father and also her coach. Born in a family of wrestlers in Bhiwani, where all four of her sisters are top grapplers, and are part of the national team. She had earlier won gold medal in 2010 Commonwealth Games and 2009 Common wealth Wrestling Championship. Geeta Phogat is a proud of country and an inspiration for every female wrestlers in India. Geeta Phogat can spring a few upsets with a little bit of luck going her way at the London Olympics, says OP Yadav who is a chief coach.

Garima Chaudhary -Judo: The Indian judoka women and the only Indian judoka to have qualified for the upcoming summer London Olympics 2012. The 22 year old Indian Judoka qualify in in 63 Kg category for the Judo events in London 2012 Summer Olympics. Garima Chaudhary from Meerut has represented India in the Commonwealth Judo Championship in Mauritius, Asian Games in China and Commonwealth judo championship in Singapore. Garima won gold in the Asian Games and was part of the Indian judo team who won gold,Silver and bronze medals for India. Uttar Pradesh judokas Garima Chaudhary from Meerut and Ram Asrey Yadav from Varanasi have represented India in the World Judo Championships and in other international level Championships across the globe. The lone Indian judoka is ready to show her solid confidence in the upcoming Olympics Judo events in London.

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