first_imgNational Sports Day: 5 women athletes who made India proud in 2019National Sports Day: Here’s a look at the top Indian female athletes from Hima Das to Dutee Chand, who made the country proud by winning multiple accolades in 2019.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiAugust 29, 2019UPDATED: August 29, 2019 14:58 IST Indian women athletes of 2019. (Image: PTI(top right))It’s been raining gold on Indian women athletes, who are no less of a powerhouse when it comes to winning medals and championships for the country. On this National Sports Day, here’s a look at the top Indian female athletes who made the country proud by winning multiple accolades in 2019.1. Dutee Chand – First Indian to win a 100m gold in a global eventNational record holder Dutee Chand became the first Indian woman track and field athlete to clinch a gold medal at the 30th Summer University Games in Napoli, Italy after she won the 100m dash event in July this year. The 23-year-old Dutee clocked 11.32 seconds to win the gold as she led the race from start to finish.Pull me down, I will come back stronger! pic.twitter.com/PHO86ZrExl Dutee Chand (@DuteeChand) July 9, 2019She’s only the second Indian sprinter to win a gold in a global event after Hima Das, who clinched the top spot in 400m in the World Junior Athletics Championships last year.On May 19, the ace sprinter became the first Indian athlete to come out and declare that she was in a same-sex relationship with someone.2. Hima Das – Won 5 gold medals in 20 daysJuly 2, Poznan: 200m gold (23.65 seconds)July 7, Kunto: 200m gold (23.97 seconds)July 13, Kladno: 200m gold (23.43 seconds)July 17, Tabor: 200m gold (23.25 seconds)July 20, Prague: 400m gold (52.09 seconds)These are the timings of Hima Das, who won five successive gold medals in different meets across Poland and the Czech Republic in July within 20 days. Four of her victories came in the 200m sprint while her fifth top-podium finish was in the 400m event.advertisementFinished 400m today on the top here in Czech Republic today pic.twitter.com/1gwnXw5hN4 Hima MON JAI (@HimaDas8) July 20, 2019Hima Das is the second-fastest Asian, featuring in the top-10 under-20 runners in the world in the discipline in 2019.Das is also in the top-20 list of fastest sprinters under the age of 20 in the 200m event.3. PV Sindhu – First Indian to win World Championships2013 – Bronze2014 – Bronze2017 – Silver2018 – Silver2019 – GoldHISTORY SCRIPTED! Champion Stuff from @Pvsindhu1 as she becomes first Indian to be crowned World Champion. Kudos Girl, takes sweet revenge against @nozomi_o11 defeating her 21-7,21-7 in the finals of #BWFWC2019.Nation rejoices!#IndiaontheRise pic.twitter.com/UzmgTsNBji BAI Media (@BAI_Media) August 25, 2019PV Sindhu on August 25 became the first Indian to win gold in BWF World Badminton Championships by beating familiar rival Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a lop-sided final in Basel. The Indian won 21-7 21-7 in the summit clash that lasted just 38 minutes.Sindhu is also the joint-most successful women’s singles shuttler at the world meets, having won five medals in just six appearances.4. Manasi Joshi – Won BWF Para-Badminton World ChampionshipPara-badminton player Manasi Joshi also created history by securing gold at the BWF Para-Badminton World Championships, just a day before Sindhu.Tournament update: Wonderful few days at the BWF Para-badminton World Championships. Stoked to have won the Gold with exactly #1YearToGo for #Tokyo2020 Paralympics.Also, PV Sindhu, you are GOAT! Congratulations! pic.twitter.com/njB3XhNcVP Manasi Nayana Joshi (@joshimanasi11) August 25, 2019Joshi defeated Parul Parmar in the SL3 category (a category that includes players who could have an impairment in one or both lower limbs and have poor walking or running balance) of the women’s singles category.5. PU Chitra – Clinched gold in women’s 1500m raceSuperb show by our 1500m runners at the #AsianAthleticsChampionship2019 in Doha. #PUChitra won a goldin women’s 1500m in 4:14.56 while #AjaySaroj won silverin men’s 1500m in a time of 3:43.18.Congratulations! @Ra_THORe #Athletics @afiindia #AAC2019 #KheloIndia pic.twitter.com/wia94lyDU6 SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) April 24, 2019India’s middle-distance runner PU Chitra ran her season’s best to win the women’s 1500m gold at the Folksam Grand Prix in Sweden in June this year. Chitra, who won the gold in the Asian Championships in April, clocked 4 minute 12.65 seconds to finish ahead of Kenya’s Mercy Cherono.Read | National Sports Day: History, significance and Fit India MovementGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bykarishma Tags :Follow Women AthletesFollow Indian women athletesFollow Gold medalsFollow National Sports Daylast_img