The recent controversy that Caster Semenya finds herself in is not the first time a female athlete has been subjected to such demoralising tests.
For a sport which has always been male-dominated, both on and off the field, Mayanti Langer is refreshing to watch.
Once people knew I was a woman gamer, I was called a prostitute because I didn’t help someone revive themselves. That was when I quit PUBG.
The introduction of sex verification procedures relies on the ideology that women athletes with strength, confidence, and power to achieve as much as well as defeat men in sports cannot actually 'be women'.
Here are 18 sportswomen in India whose achievements brought glory to our nation and we need to pay more attention to.
To commemorate the Women's World Boxing Championship 2018, FII dedicated November 2018’s Wikipedia Editathon to Indian Women Boxers.
Dutee Chand, the second fastest sprinter in Asia, challegend Athletic Federation of India's androgyny regulations to win her medal.
Everyone knew about the FIFA World Cup, but did you know that the Women's Hockey Cup 2018 began on July 21, 2018 and that the Indian women's hockey team qualified for it? In July 2018, FII organised a Wikipedia Editathon on the Indian Women's Hockey Team at our New Delhi office, to increase the representation of the women's hockey team as well as to teach a new skill of creating and editing articles on Wikipedia to the youth.
Serena Williams has now in effect precipitated a change that will encourage yet more women to the sport, who might previously have been wary of the challenges motherhood might bring, or encourage more mothers to return to the sport regardless without fear of simply ‘dropping away’.
Recently, Forbes released its list of 'World's Highest-Paid Athletes' for 2018, which was an ‘all-male affair’. No woman features on the list.