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Indian female shot putter athletes making India proud

They are courageous, and the sky is their limit

It has for now been very well established that there is nothing that women can’t do. Irrespective of the work of field or living, women always have and will continue to be victorious. The way women are making inroads in science, technology, corporate, and business, the field of sports is also not left behind. Just like how women are emerging runners, badminton players, and cricketers, women have also excellently taken the shot put. An extremely intense and heavy sport, women athletes are rocking it. Let’s take a look at our star-shot put performing women athletes from India.

ManpreetKaur

Professional Olympic shot putter from Ambala holds the Indian national record 17.96min Women’s Shot put. However, Kaur’s gold-medal winning performance of 18.86m at the 2017 Asian Grand Prix brought her to the No. 1 spot in the rankings. This throw of hers at the Asian Grand Prix also turned out to be a world-leading throw. In 2010, Kaur took a three-year break only to return and break an 18-year-old national record in women’s shot put. Kaur won the Gold medal five years after that, scoring a 17.96m throw at the 55th National Open Athletics Championship at Kolkata.

Deepa Malik

This 51-year-old athlete is a powerhouse of inspiration, motivation, and the never-to-die spirit. The first Indian woman to win a medal in Paralympic Games and win a silver medal in shot put at the 2016 Summer Paralympics. Well, this was just the beginning! Malik won gold in the Javelin event at the para athletic Grand Prix in 2018. And currently, Malik is world number one in the F-53 category. Surrounded by so many accolades and many medals under her belt for her sports, in 2020, Malik was elected president of the Paralympic Committee of India.

HarwantKaur

She is a discus thrower and shot putter. Kaur won the silver medal at the 2002 Asian Championships, then finished fourth at the 2003 Asian Championships, followed by seventh at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Kaur’s personal best throw is 63.05 meters that she achieved in 2004. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, though she failed to reach the finals, she scored 17th in the qualifiers. And at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Kaur won the silver medal in the Discus throw event.

Nirtika Pandita

A follower of Master Oogway, living by his words of Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift, which is why it is called the ‘Present’, I am trying to master the art of now. Keeping that in the center I am combining my professional prowess as a writer and nerves of a gastronaut to conquer the Saha world.
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