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
|1||First Woman to Qualify for Olympic (1984)||Shiny Abraham||Running|
|2||First Indian Woman to Win the First Medal at the Olympics (2000)||Karnam Malleswari||Weightlifting|
|3||The World Number One in 10m Air Rifle (2002)||Anjali Bhagwat||Shooting|
|4||First Indian woman to win a Gold medal at Asian Games (1970)||Kamaljeet Sandhu||Running|
|5||First Boxer to Win An Olympic Medal (2012)||Mary Kom||Boxing|
|6||First Woman to Qualify for Olympics (1984)||Hima Das||Running|
|7||The First woman to be ranked by the WTA as India’s No. 1 player in both Single and Double||Sania Mirza||Tennis|
|8||The First Indian Badminton Player to win an Olympic Medal (2012)- Bronze||Saina Nehwal||Badminton|
|9||First Indian to win a Silver Medal in Badminton at the Olympics (2016)||P.V. Sindhu||Badminton|
|10||First Indian Female gymnast in the History of the Games||Dipa Karmakar||Gymnastics|
|11||India’s first-ever Gold Medal in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games (2010)||Geeta Phogat||Wrestling|
|12||First Indian Female Wrestler to Win a Bronze Medal at the Olympics (2016)||Sakshi Malik||Wrestling|
|13||First Indian Athlete to Win a Gold Medal on International Track (400M)||Navjot Kaur||Wrestling|
|14||First Indian Woman Wrestler to win Gold in the Asian Games (2018)||Vinesh Phogat||Wrestling|
|15||First Indian Woman Wrestler To Win Asian Wrestling Championship Gold Medal (2018)||Deepika Kumari||Archery|
|16||First Indian Woman to play Professional Poker||Muskan Sethi||Poker|
|17||First Indian Woman to reach the Final of 400m Hurdles in Los Angeles Olympics (1984)||P.T. Usha||Running|
|18||First Indian Chess player to hold the FIDE titles of International Master and Woman Grandmaster||Vijayalakshmi Subbaraman||Chess|
|19||India’s First Fastest Woman Runner (100m-11.32s)||Dutee Chand||Running|
|20||First Woman to Score a Century in a Women’s Twenty20 International match (2018)||Harmanpreet Kaur||Cricket|
|21||First Woman to Score a Century in a Women’s Twenty20 International Match (2018)||Swapna Barman||Mix|
|22||First Female Cricketer to Surpass the 6,000 run mark in ODIs||Mithali Raj||Cricket|
|23||India’s First Female Racer and National Racing Champion||Alisha Abdullah||F1|
|24||First-ever Indian Sportsperson to win a gold medal in Heptathlon in Asian Athletics Championships (2017)||Shikha Tandon||Swimming|
|25||The first captain of the Indian Women’s Cricket team (1976)||Shantha Rangaswamy||Cricket|
|26||India’s First athlete ever to win a medal in a World Championships in Athletics (6.70m)||Anju Bobby George||Long Jump|
|27||First Indian basketball player to play professional basketball outside of India||Jeena Skaria||Basketball|
|28||First Indian to win the British Squash Championship title U19 (2003)||Joshna Chinappa||Squash|
|29||First Indian woman to cross the barrier of 50 meters in South Asian Games (1987)||Razia Sheikh||Javelin throw|
|30||First Female cricketer to surpass the 6000 run mark in ODIs||Mithali Raj||Cricket|