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    Women at the Olympics

    This is the year of Indian women at the Olympics.

    After sterling achievement of Dipa Karmakar in gymnastics and Sakshi Malik's bronze medal in wrestling, India is waiting anxiously for the final outcome of PV Sindhu's gold or silver in the badminton finals today.

    Karnam Malleswari was the Indian woman to ever win an Olympic medal who won a bronze medal in weightlifting at the Sydney Olympics in the year 2000. In the London Olympics in the year 2012, Mary Kom had won a bronze medal in boxing and Saina Nehwal a bronze medal in badminton.

    The 2012 Olympic Games in London were the first Olympics where every participating country had sent female athletes and in which women had competed in all sports in the program.

    Women were first allowed to compete at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. By 2010, only three countries, Brunei, Saudi Arabia and Qatar had never sent female athletes to the Olympics. However, in the London Olympics Brunei, Saudi Arabia and Qatar also included 1, 2 and 4 female athletes respectively.

    The only sport in the Olympic program in which men and women compete together is the equestrian disciplines.
  • #576001
    Now P.V.Sindhu has finally created history by winning SILVER medal in the Rio Olympics, 2016.
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  • #576057
    I watched the complete match. P. V. Sindhu emerged as the first Indian woman silver medalist of Olympics. In a country where sports are not given priority and sports are not encouraged by almost all parents, it is great to win a silver medal in Olympics. The opponent Carolina Marin is the world no. 1 in women's singles badminton. But our Indian gave a good competition to her. As I thought before, people felt very happy after she won the silver medal even though she lost the finals match and the gold medal.


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