Feminine Stroke: Indian Women Players in the London Olympics 2012


By: W Rorrkychand Singh

After its stunning performance at the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games, in an unprecedented way, India had managed to qualify highest number of players in the forthcoming mega sport event- London Olympic 2012.

However, the country is competing only in six events; this time around, India is aiming to get more medals in the Games of the XXX Olympiad, which is beginning from 27 July in London. A total number of 205 countries around the world are participating in the major international sport event.

Feminine Stroke: Indian Women Players in the London Olympic 2012
London Olympic – 2012

Representing the nation a team member of 81 sport players would participate in the London Olympic-2012. Among them 23 are women athletes, and out of it three are from Manipur- Laishram Bombayla Devi, Ngangbam Sonia Chanu and Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom (M.C. Mary Kom.)

Olympic player from Manipur, Ng Sonia Chanu and M.C. Mary Kom are hoping a medal. Expressing his confidence on a medal for Ng. Sonia Chanu, her coach Hansa Sharma told to reporters,

“In 48-Kg category, there will be just one group. A lot will depend on whether China opt to filed their lifter in this category.”

However, if China does not file any lifter in the 48-Kg category (in which Sonia is contesting), the dream of a medal for the 32-year old lifter from Manipur would be fulfilled.

Meanwhile, another Olympic medal hopeful Mary Kom also told to DNA,

“In Olympics if you win one bout, you are in quarterfinals. And keeping in mind my training so far, one thing I am sure of is that I’m going to bring one medal home… either Gold, silver or bronze, I can’t really predict.”

Speaking to Kanglaonline, Laishram Bombayla’s father and Secretary of Manipur Olympic Association, L Manglem Singh said,

“Considering her earlier performance in the 2008 Beijing Olympic, chances for getting a medal is very high.”

He also has the confidence that three of the strong Olympic contenders from the state would bring medals in their respective disciplines.

Here is the list of Women Players in the London Olympic-2012

Sl No Name Name of The Discipline Event
1 Laishram Bombayla Devi Archery Women Recurve Team
2 Deepika Kumari Archery Women Recurve Team
3 Chekrovolu Swuro (archery) Archery Women Recurve Team
4 Krishna Poonia Athletics Discus throw
5 Seema Anti (Women’s discus throw) Athletics Discus throw
6 – Tintu Luka Athletics 800m
7 Mayookha Johny Athletics triple jump
8 Women’s – Saina Nehwal Badminton Women’s Singles badminton
9 Jwala Gutta Badminton Women’s Doubles
10 Ashwini Ponnappa Badminton Women’s Doubles
11 Garima Chaudhary Judo Women’s 63 kg
12 Rahi Sarnobat Shooting Women’s 25 m pistol
13 Annuraj Singh Shooting Women’s 25 m pistol
14 Heena Sidhu Shooting Women’s 10 m air pistol
15 Shagun Chowdhury Shooting Women’s trap shooting-
16 M C Mary Kom Boxing 52 Kg
17 Ankita Das Table Tennis Women’s singles
18 Ngangbam Soniya Chanu Weightlifting Women’s 48 kg
19 Geeta Phogat Wrestling Women’s freestyle 55 kg
20 Sania Mirza and Tennis Women Tennis Double
21 Rushmi Chakravarthi Tennis Women Tennis Double
22 Sudha Singh Athletics 3000M Steeplechase
23 Sahana Kumari Athletics High Jump

Source/Courtesy: London Olympic 2012



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