Top 5 Indian Female Athletes Who Have Become Role Models

By on April 3, 2015

To our fortune, we in India have a number of sports personalities in assorted arenas, who have inspired the youths of today to focus on games other than cricket. Most of these performers are females and acting as role models for the younger generation. Here are some more tidbits about the most desirable of these power-packed and aggressive performers, who have made India proud and will hopefully continue their successful run.

1. Mc Mary Com (Boxing)

Five times World Amateur Boxing Champion from 2002 to 2010, and the mother of two, Mary Kom is a well known face of Indian sports. Nicknamed as “Magnificent Mary”, she started her career in 2000 at the age of 18, and since then, never looked back. She is the only Indian female boxer to win an Olympic bronze medal in 2012. Her other prominent achievement came from Asian games where she won bronze in 2010 and gold medal in 2014. She was the proud recipient of Padma Bhushan (Sports) in 2013, Arjuna Awards (Boxing) in 2003, and Padma Shree (Sports) in 2006. Mary Kom’s life was also showcased in a biographical film, where the uber popular Priyanka Chopra played her character.

Rishabh Sharma