Best answer: Who is the first Indian woman sprinter?

Who is the first Indian sprinter?

Nicknamed ‘Dhing Express’, Hima Das is a 19-year-old Indian sprinter from the state of Assam. She became the first Indian woman — indeed the first ever Indian athlete — to win a gold medal in any format of a global track event at IAAF World U20 Championships when she clocked a speed of 51.46 seconds.

Who is the first Indian woman to win gold?

In the qualification round, Lekhara had finished seventh with a total 621.7. Encouraged by her father to get involved in a sport, Lekhara initially tried both shooting and archery. She found she enjoyed shooting more, and was also inspired by 2008 Beijing Olympics gold-medallist Abhinav Bindra after reading his book.

Who is the first woman sports in India?

The first moment of glory for Indian sportswomen came at Sydney 2000 when the legendary Karnam Malleswari won bronze, making her the first Indian weightlifter to win an Olympic medal. More importantly, Karnam Malleswari became the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal.

Who is India’s famous female sport?

List of famous female sports players in India

S.N famous female sports players in India Sports
1 The Phogat Sisters Wrestling
2 Deepika Kumari Archery
3 Sania Mirza Tennis
4 Saina Nehwal Badminton

Who is first sport person of India?

First in Sports – India

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Achievement Sportsperson
1st cricket player to be awarded the Arjuna Award Salim Durrani
1st Indian to win Olympic medals at two consecutive Olympic Games Sushil Kumar
1st Indian recipient of International Cricket Council’s Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (also the first in the world) Rahul Dravid

Who is the first Indian game?

National Games of India

Abbreviation NG
First event 1924
Occur every uneven
Last event 2015
Headquarters Olympic Bhawan, B-29, Qutub Institutional Area, New Delhi