Indian female athletes always make the name of their country proud from aeons in various sports events, and the games of the Olympics are not the exception. Every year in Olympics, the female participates from India got many reorganizations. It can be hoped that this year at Tokyo Olympics, this glorified journey may get some more feathers as victory tokens.
Since 1952 India got many female Olympians who glorified the name of their country all over the world. Mary D’Souza is the first Indian female athlete who participated in the Helsinki Olympics in 1952. She got the fifth and seventh positions in the 100m and 200m races respectively in that year. This year at the Tokyo Olympics many proud daughters of India has qualified for the Olympics. Moreover, we are sure that they are ready to shine their country’s name with their great performances.
Indian Female Athletes Who Qualified for Tokyo Olympics
There are many Indian female athletes participated in Tokyo Olympic, I would like to introduce few of them.
This Arjuna Award winner archer is one of the most deserving medal prospects in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. She is the first female athlete who was qualified for the 2004 Athens Olympics in the individual events. Deepika also won the individual Gold on the World Cup 2007 and 2010 Commonwealth Games. She also managed to bring the Team Bronze for India in the 2010 Asian Games.
It was unfortunate that Deepika could not reach the quarter-finals at the 2012 London Olympics & 2016 Rio Olympics. But, the whole of India hopes that she will conquer this time.
Simranjit Kaur is a light welterweight boxer from Punjab. She is the Bronze and Silver medalist, in the 2018 World Championship and 2019 Asian Championships respectively.
This 25 years old athlete from Punjab recently clinched a silver medal at the 35th Boxam International Boxing Tournament in Castellon. Last year in March she qualified in the women’s 60 kg category for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
MC Mary Kom is the only female boxer from India who had qualified for Summer Olympics 2012 and won the bronze medal in the flyweight category. She is also the first female boxer who won the gold medal in the 2014 Asian Games, and the 2018 Commonwealth Games. International Boxing Association (amateur) ranked her as the World’s No. 1 female light-flyweight boxer.
Kom will be very much in focus, as she already hinted it will her last Olympic.
Bhavani Devi the 27 years old athlete already made history by qualified for the Tokyo Olympics as the first Indian fencer. At present, she holds 42nd place in the world and 1st place in the country. In the 2009 CommonWealth Championship, she won the bronze gold medal.
With a chance to make history for India, Bhavani could be the Devi (goddess) for Indian Fencing history.
A proud daughter of a bus driver Pranati Nayak is an Indian gymnast who won bronze in the Asian Artistic Gymnastic 2019. Now she is all set to participate in the Tokyo Olympics after successfully qualified in the continental quota. However, Deepa Karmakar is yet to qualify for the Tokyo games.
Manika Batra is a table tennis player who successfully qualified for the Tokyo Olympics 2021. She has a huge number of achievements in her career. In the 2015 Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships, she won three medals. She also won 3 medals again in the 2016 South Asian Games. In the 2018 Commonwealth Games, she led the Indian women’s team and won against powerful opponents. Perhaps, Batra is the highest-ranked Table Tennis player from India.
Belongs to the great Phogat family Vinesh is also a skilled athlete like her other sisters. She won many events, including gold in the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, gold in the 2018 Asian Games, bronze in the 2019 Asian Wrestling Championships, gold in the 2019 Yasar Dogu International, gold in the 2019 Poland Open wrestling tournament, bronze in 2019 World Wrestling Championships, and many more.
Meanwhile, 7 more wrestlers also have qualified for Tokyo 2020.
Apart from the above-mentioned participants, there are many more Indian female athletes who are going to represent the country in the Tokyo Olympics 2021, such as Priyanka Goswami (Women’s 20km race walking), Kamalpreet Kaur (Women’s discus throw), Anjum Moudgil (10-meter air rifle), Sutirtha Mukherjee (Table Tennis), and so on. Hope we will get some amazing as well as unforgettable performances from these proficient women athletes in this upcoming Olympics event.
Here is the list of other female athletes from India who qualified for Tokyo Olympics-
- Priyanka Goswami, Women’s 20km race walking
- Kamalpreet Kaur, Women’s discus throw
- Anjum Moudgil, 10-meter air rifle
- Sutirtha Mukherjee, Table Tennis
- Bhawana Jat, Women’s 20km race walking
- Lovlina Borgohain (Women’s, 69kg, Boxing)
- Pooja Rani (Women’s, 75kg, Boxing)
- Apurvi Chandela, 10-meter air rifle
- Manu Bhaker, 10 meter air pistol
- Yashaswini Deawai, 10-meter air pistol
- Rahi Sarnobat, 25 meter pistol
- Chinki Yadav, 25-meter pistol
- Tejaswini Sawant, 50-meter rifle three position
- Nethra Kumanan, Laser Radial
- Seema Bisla, Women’s Freestyle, 50kg
- Anshu Malik, Women’s Freestyle 57kg
- Sonam Malik, Women’s Freestyle 62kg