Presenting a list of sportswomen whose performance has given a new lease of life to games in India.
Combining aggressive performances with beauty, these girls are determined to prove that talent and looks are a killer combo.
1. Alana Blanchard
Alana Blanchard (born March 5, 1990, Kauai, Hawaii, USA).She is an American professional surfer on the ASP World Tour, and occasional bikini model. She helps design Rip Curl bikinis on the side and models those bikinis.She designs, that’s the main reason why her fame has soared in recent years..
2. Alex Morgan
Alexandra Patricia “Alex” Morgan is 25 year old soccer player.The California native and advocate for youth soccer development in the US burst onto the national scene in 2012.Lead the US women’s soccer team to Olympic gold in London.She won the US Soccer Federation’s player of the year award in 2012 and earned the same award from CONCACAF the following year.She has also authored three children’s books.
3. Tanith Jessica
Tanith Jessica Louise Belbin (born July 11, 1984) is a Canadian-American Ice Dancer.She finished amateur career in 2010.The gold medal-winning Belbin start skating when she was just 3, and began ice dancing at about 8.She is the 2006 Olympic silver medallist, 4 time World medallists, 3 time Four Continents champion (2004–2006), and 5 time U.S. champion (2004–2008).
4. Sania Mirza
With her admirable beauty and flabbergasted charm, she is one of the most beautiful sports women. She began playing tennis at the tender age of six and rose to prominence when she went to the third round of the Australian Open in 2005. She has numerous titles in her name, like:
In 2005, grand slam title, at US Open.
In 2006, gold medal in mixed double, at Doha.
In 2006, silver medal in single women category, at Doha.
Sania continues to be eminent face of Indian tennis since her recognition. The tennis star has been awarded with nation’s highest sports award i.e. Arjuna Award.
5. Tania Sachdeva
Tania is an emerging chess player in India. Tania Sachdev is the ultimate combination of brains with beauty. She won her first international title when she was only eight and continued to carve a niche for herself. Her innocent looks and beautiful smile is enough to categorize her in the list of beautiful sports women in India. She has proved herself a promising sports person by winning various titles like:
Woman Grandmaster (2005)
International Master (2008)
To honour, these magnificent achievements, she was awarded Arjuna Award in 2009.
6. Neha Uberoi
Cousin of actor Vivek Oberoi, Neha has made her own journey towards fame. A prolific tennis player based out of US, her career best ranking is 196 which came in 2007.
7. Sonika Kalikaram
Daughter of former wrestler Chandgi Ram, Sonika Kaliraman is the only female Indian wrestler who has had the honor of representing India in Asian Games and becoming a member of Indian squad in Doha Asian Games. This 6 feet tall wrestler looks simple yet elegant, reckoned among beautiful sports woman. She has also participated in the TV reality show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (season 2) and Bigg Boss (season 5).