India in Rio Olympics womens – 2016

Sakshi Malik : 

Sakshi became the first female Indian wrestler to bag a medal at the Olympics. Sakshi Malik won a bronze medal through the repechage despite begin beaten by Russian Valeria Koblova.

Malik had previously won the silver medal at the  2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and the bronze medal at the  2015 Asian Wrestling Championships in Doha.

Born : 3rd September 1992, Rohtak,Haryana.

Awards and recognition ;

  • Padma Shri (2017) – fourth highest Indian national honour
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2016) – highest sporting honour of India
  • Multiple cash prizes totaling over ₹5.7 crore (US$880,000) from the Indian Railways, the Indian Olympic Association, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, the Government of Delhi, various state governments, including Haryana, Madhya Predesh, Uttar Predesh from private bodies such as the JSW Group and from political groups including the Indian National Lok Dal.
  • Promotion to gazetted officer rank by her employer, the Indian Railways.
  • Class 2 job offer from the Government of Haryana. 500 yd2 land grant from the Government of Haryana.

P.V. Sindhu

Pusarala Venkata Sindhu is an Inidan ace shuttler and Sliver medalist at 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.

Born : 5 July 1995, Hyderabad.

Awards and recognition ;

  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna highest sporting honour of India (2016)
  • Padma Shri the fourth highest civilian award of India (2015)
  • Arjuna Award – (2013)
  • International Debut 2009 Sub Junior Asian Badminton Championships in Colombo.

Dipa Karmakar :

Dipa Karmakar is the first Indian Female artistic gymnast ever to compete in the Olympics, and the first Indian gymnast who represented India at the 2016 Summer Olympic.

Born : 9th August 1993, Agartala

Awards :

  • Padma Shri (2017) – fourth highest Indian national honour
  • 2017: Among Forbes’s list of super achievers from Asia under the age of 30

The 2020 Summer Olympics is scheduled to be held from July 24 to

August 9 in Tokyo.

Nations Participating – 206 (Expected)

Sports – 28 Sports (Expected)

Opening Ceremony – 24 July

Closing Ceremony – 9 August

Stadium –  Nat.Olympic Stadium

Venues –  Heritage Zone

          Tokyo Bay Zone

          Olympic Village IBC/MPC Tokyo Inter national Exhibition Center.

Total Gold medals – 306

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