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.
As the only platform dedicated to women cricketers, Female Cricket aims to raise the profile of female cricketers by sharing their stories, acknowledging their hard-work and inspiring more girls to take up cricket.
It is time for cricket and for the Indian Premier League, in particular, to change its practices and stop the objectification of women in an attempt to sell their combination of cricket and entertainment.
The state needs to provide better sports facilities in government schools and colleges in order to inculcate sports as a gender-neutral activity and actively promote the participation of women in sports.
Mithali Raj, the captain of the Indian Women's Cricket Team has created history by creating an unbeaten world record of 6,000-run mark in the ODIs.