Last Updated: 6 April 2023
If we talk about sports, women’s participation in games existed both in amateur and professional categories.
Indian women have been participating in various international games throughout the world for centuries in all varieties of sports.
In the twentieth century, female participation and popularity in sports expanded significantly. Especially in the last 25 years, they reflected the changes in modern societies that emphasize gender equality.
Indian women are none less than women from other countries. They have been participating in several sports and have honored the country by bringing a medal back home.
There are several sports where even men couldn’t bring any medal yet our Indian woman has achieved success.
In sports like Gymnastic, we have our Dipa Karmakar who has represented our country for the first time in decades.
These champions have had established records & won titles on the national and international stages. Read the list of First Woman Champions that India has ever produced, who brought Laurels to their Motherland.
List Of First Woman Champions
|First Woman to Qualify for Olympic (1984)
|First Indian Woman to Win the First Medal at the Olympics (2000)
|The World Number One in 10m Air Rifle (2002)
|First Indian woman to win a Gold medal at Asian Games (1970)
|First Boxer to Win An Olympic Medal (2012)
|First Woman to Qualify for Olympics (1984)
|The First woman to be ranked by the WTA as India’s No. 1 player in both Single and Double
|The First Indian Badminton Player to win an Olympic Medal (2012)- Bronze
|First Indian to win a Silver Medal in Badminton at the Olympics (2016)
|First Indian Female gymnast in the History of the Games
|India’s first-ever Gold Medal in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games (2010)
|First Indian Female Wrestler to Win a Bronze Medal at the Olympics (2016)
|First Indian Athlete to Win a Gold Medal on International Track (400M)
|First Indian Woman Wrestler to win Gold in the Asian Games (2018)
|First Indian Woman Wrestler To Win Asian Wrestling Championship Gold Medal (2018)
|First Indian Woman to play Professional Poker
|First Indian Woman to reach the Final of 400m Hurdles in Los Angeles Olympics (1984)
|First Indian Chess player to hold the FIDE titles of International Master and Woman Grandmaster
|India’s First Fastest Woman Runner (100m-11.32s)
|First Woman to Score a Century in a Women’s Twenty20 International match (2018)
|First Woman to Score a Century in a Women’s Twenty20 International Match (2018)
|First Female Cricketer to Surpass the 6,000 run mark in ODIs
|India’s First Female Racer and National Racing Champion
|First-ever Indian Sportsperson to win a gold medal in Heptathlon in Asian Athletics Championships (2017)
|The first captain of the Indian Women’s Cricket team (1976)
|India’s First athlete ever to win a medal in a World Championships in Athletics (6.70m)
|Anju Bobby George
|First Indian basketball player to play professional basketball outside of India
|First Indian to win the British Squash Championship title U19 (2003)
|First Indian woman to cross the barrier of 50 meters in South Asian Games (1987)
|First Female cricketer to surpass the 6000 run mark in ODIs