Indian sports personalities who made us proud and hit the bull's eye in 2019

Smrithi Mohan
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Indian sports personalities who made us proud and hit the bull's eye in 2019

These Indian sports personalities made India proud in 2019 by winning laurels on a global level. Kudos to these immensely talented sports personalities!

Sports is one of the most disciplined and admired fields around the world. The involvement of the fans is as much as that of the sports personalities who deliver their best on the field. While India is a major cricket-loving country, there are a number of athletes from other sports who have made our country proud with their sheer perseverance and hard work. Check out these enthusiastic Indian sports personalities who came out as champions in 2019.

Here are the Indian sports personalities who made us proud in 2019:

Dutee Chand

First Indian to win a 100m gold in a global event

Hima Das

Won 5 gold medals in 20 days

PV Sindhu

First Indian to win World Championships

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Manasi Joshi

Won BWF Para-Badminton World Championship

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Won a bronze medal in Women's Singles SL3 at FZ Forza Ireland Para-Badminton International 2019 This was the last tournament before World Championship and I didn't perform as I ought to. In Mixed Doubles Rakesh bhaiya and I lost in Pre Quarters. Its an uphill task if we want to qualify for Mixed Doubles in Paralympics. We need to win medals in next few tournaments and have to up our game. WE ARE READY. I have been pursuing sports out of passion and was on a leave without pay for more than a year. So when my prosthesis maintaiance cost came up, my sponsor chipped in. I used up most of my savings on Badminton without thinking of getting anything in return. Now i'm getting paid for my speeches in various corporates, schools and colleges. My opinions are considered in the field of sports and inclusion. Whenever there has come a time when I've decided to take a diversion from sport, a new path has lighted up to again take me back. I would like to thank my coaches and my sponsors for always believing in me. I also want to thank all of you for supporting me unconditionally. Now that my Irish tournament is over, I'm on my way to Motor Accident Claims Tribunal court to fight my accident compensation case. Wish me luck. Fyi I filed a case in 2012

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Aishwarya Pissay

(FMSCI) first Indian woman to win a motorsport title

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??Happy to update that I am currently leading in the Women's Category and 2nd in the Junior Category in the Overall Championships after the Portugal round. With high level of competition in the European and UAE circuit it was a lot of learning for me. This journey towards living my dreams wouldn’t have been possible without @tvsracing_official @mountaindewin @bigrockdirtpark @bigrockspain @scottsportsindia @hellraisermotowear @crazycamelmotorsports @patraomario @goproin @_22nelly @killerdudejr @balabroadcast @therajatsachdeva @fmsciofficial @invictusperformancelab @phd_blr @my_be.fore @nayantarapani . #tvsracing_official #mountaindewindia #invictusperformancelab #aishwaryapissay #scottownersclubindia #bigrockdirtpark #bigrockspain #me #aintnormal #explore

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PU Chitra

Clinched gold in women's 1500m race

Vinesh Phogat

Won her maiden World Championships medal in the women's 53 kg freestyle wrestling.

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Always hold that head high

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Ajay Kumar Saroj 

Won silver medal for the men's 1500-meters race at the Asian Athletics Championships

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Sanjivani Baburao Jadhav

Obtained bronze medal for the women's 10,000 race at the Asian Athletics Championships

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Tejinder Pal Singh Toor

Clinched gold medal for the men's shot put

Gomathi Marimuthu

Won gold in the women's 800-meters final race

Mariyappan Thangavelu

Gold at Indian Paralympic men’s high jump T-42 category

Devendra Jhajharia

Won two gold medals at the Paralympics for javelin throw

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Devendra Jhajharia became India’s second gold medal winner at the Rio Paralympics after he broke his own world record with a throw of 63.7m in the men’s F46 Javelin Throw.? It was a historic moment for the country as Devendra became the first Indian to win two individual Gold medals at the Paralympics/Olympics – the one-armed thrower had won the gold medal at the Athens Games in 2004.? Jhajharia, who already has a long list of achievements to his name, was born into a low-income family of Churu district in Rajasthan ?? At the age of eight, he lost his left hand after accidentally touching an electric wire while trying to climb a tree. ? His success as a javelin thrower – made tougher against the backdrop of financial disabilities – is testament to his willpower and physical prowess. ? India’s flag-bearer at the 2016 paralympics, Jhajharia was awarded the Arjuna award in 2004 and the Padma Shri in 2012, becoming the first Paralympian to receive the honour?? Reposted from our #IndianAthlete #DevendraJhajharia in the the #FieldEvent #throwing #KhelegaIndia tabhi toh #JeetegaIndia ------------------------------------------ ? Watch numerous stories of Indian athletes ? on our website mentioned in the bio!! Follow us on FB ? @kreedonworld ? DM ? us if you are an #IndianProAthlete ?⚽? and need a shoutout ??? Also don't forget to Turn On Post Notifications to get instant updates ? ------------------------------------------ #strongathlete #athletelife #justdoit #fitlife #beastmode #activeliving #sweatlife #training #fitness #fitfam #trainhard #fitathlete #fitnessgoals #neverbackdown #ripped #passionforsports #fitathlete #getstrong #paralympics #prideofindia

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Shivpal Singh

silver medal for the men's javelin throw

Avinash Mukund Sable

second place in the 3000m men's steeplechase race

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Sunil Chhetri

Indian football captain who holds the record for the second-highest international goal-scorer.

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Remember to breathe!

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Sumit Nagal

Grand Slam debut at the US Open and won a set against GOAT Roger Federer at FIM Bajas World Cup.

Indian women's rugby team

Secured the 3rd position in the tournament with the first-ever international 15s victory

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Komalika Bari

The second Indian woman to win gold after Deepika Kumari (2009).

Indian disabled cricket team

T20 Physical Disability World Series held in England

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Naresh Kumar Sharma

Indian shooter and Arjuna award winner Naresh Kumar Sharma became the first Indian Paralympic athlete to book his place.


Deepa Malik

Deepa comes under the category of the first Indian woman to win a medal in Paralympic Games

Jeremy Lalrinnunga

Lifted 134 kilograms at the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship in the snatch category.

These personalities inspire each and every one of us.

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