India's 'Women Power' at Rio Olympics

Other Sports | News18.com | July 20, 2016, 3:24 pm
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Apurvi Chandela will compete in 10m Air Rifle. She had qualified for the Rio Olympic Games when she won bronze in the ISSF World Cup in Changwon, Korea, in April of last year. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Apurvi Chandela will compete in 10m Air Rifle. She had qualified for the Rio Olympic Games when she won bronze in the ISSF World Cup in Changwon, Korea, in April of last year. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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Ayonika Paul, a second year ME student at the Pillai College of Engineering, will compete in the 10 meters air rifle event at the Olympics. She had bagged the silver medal in the Asia Qualifying Round in New Delhi to qualify for Olympic Games. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Ayonika Paul, a second year ME student at the Pillai College of Engineering, will compete in the 10 meters air rifle event at the Olympics. She had bagged the silver medal in the Asia Qualifying Round in New Delhi to qualify for Olympic Games. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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<strong>(L-R) Babita Kumari</strong> (53 kg category), qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics after Mongolian wrestler Sumiya Erdenechimeg failed a dope test in the recent Asian qualifiers, where she had beaten Babita in the semi-finals. <strong>Vinesh Phogat</strong> (48 kg category), sealed a spot for Rio by winning a gold medal at the second World Qualification tournament in Istanbul, Turkey. <strong>Sakshi Mali</strong>k will feature in 58kg freestyle. This is for the first time that India will field three women wrestlers at the Olympics. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

(L-R) Babita Kumari (53 kg category), qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics after Mongolian wrestler Sumiya Erdenechimeg failed a dope test in the recent Asian qualifiers, where she had beaten Babita in the semi-finals. Vinesh Phogat (48 kg category), sealed a spot for Rio by winning a gold medal at the second World Qualification tournament in Istanbul, Turkey. Sakshi Malik will feature in 58kg freestyle. This is for the first time that India will field three women wrestlers at the Olympics. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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Deepika Kumari qualified for the Olympics by scoring 686/720 in the women’s recurve event of the 2015 Archery World Cup in Shanghai to equal the earlier world record set by South Korea’s Bo-Bae. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Deepika Kumari qualified for the Olympics by scoring 686/720 in the women’s recurve event of the 2015 Archery World Cup in Shanghai to equal the earlier world record set by South Korea’s Bo-Bae. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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Dipa Karmakar earned her Olympic berth by garnering a total score of 52.698 points and finishing fifth in the Glasgow Gymnastics World Championships. She is first Indian female gymnast to qualify for Olympics in 52 years. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Dipa Karmakar earned her Olympic berth by garnering a total score of 52.698 points and finishing fifth in the Glasgow Gymnastics World Championships. She is first Indian female gymnast to qualify for Olympics in 52 years. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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Ace sprinter Dutee Chand became the first Indian female athlete to qualify for the 100m dash in Olympics in 36 years as she booked a Rio Games berth at the 26th G Kosanov Memorial Meet in Almaty, Kazakhstan. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Ace sprinter Dutee Chand became the first Indian female athlete to qualify for the 100m dash in Olympics in 36 years as she booked a Rio Games berth at the 26th G Kosanov Memorial Meet in Almaty, Kazakhstan. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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Ace Indian shooter Heena Sidhu claimed an Olympic quota place by bagging gold medal in the 10 metre air pistol at the Asia Olympic Qualifying Competition in New Delhi. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Ace Indian shooter Heena Sidhu claimed an Olympic quota place by bagging gold medal in the 10 metre air pistol at the Asia Olympic Qualifying Competition in New Delhi. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnappa will represent India in the women's doubles events at the Games. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnappa will represent India in the women's doubles events at the Games. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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India women’s paddler Manika Batra, booked her Rio berth by winning her group in the Asian Qualifier. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

India women’s paddler Manika Batra, booked her Rio berth by winning her group in the Asian Qualifier. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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Shuttler PV Sindhu, qualified for Rio as she finished within top-16 among women's singles players in the Badminton Asia Championships 2016, the last qualifying tournament for the Games. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Shuttler PV Sindhu, qualified for Rio as she finished within top-16 among women's singles players in the Badminton Asia Championships 2016, the last qualifying tournament for the Games. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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The 2016 Rio Games will mark a third Olympics for Saina Nehwal, who is hitting a rich vein of form at exactly the right time, having won the Australian Open Superseries in June. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

The 2016 Rio Games will mark a third Olympics for Saina Nehwal, who is hitting a rich vein of form at exactly the right time, having won the Australian Open Superseries in June. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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Sania Mirza will pair up with young Prarthana Thombare in women's doubles and with Rohan Bopanna in mixed doubles in the Rio Games. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Sania Mirza will pair up with young Prarthana Thombare in women's doubles and with Rohan Bopanna in mixed doubles in the Rio Games. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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Tintu Luka ran her season's best of 2:00.61 to win a silver in 800m in the Josef Odlozil Memorial Athletics Meet in Prague in Czech Republic. She holds the national record of 1:59.17 which she did way back in 2010. She qualified for Rio Olympics during the World Championships in Beijing last year. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Tintu Luka ran her season's best of 2:00.61 to win a silver in 800m in the Josef Odlozil Memorial Athletics Meet in Prague in Czech Republic. She holds the national record of 1:59.17 which she did way back in 2010. She qualified for Rio Olympics during the World Championships in Beijing last year. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)