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9 Indian Sports Personalities That Made India Proud This Year

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The year 2018 has been good for Indian sports and sports personalities. Although India has always been seen as a cricket-loving nation, other sports threw up a lot of surprises and, new idols for the country to look up to.

If Virat Kohli was rewriting the cricket books by making one record after the other, 'Magnificent Mary' became the first Indian woman boxer to win gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. If PV Sindhu was making waves on the badminton circuit, her colleague, Kidambi Srikanth, was working his way to the top of the rankings in the men's category.

Along with the known names, young stars were seen shining in the form of Gauri Bidhuri, one of the fastest rising stars in the boxing ring and Harmanpreet Kaur, who has moved leaps and bounds after her majestic 117 during the semi-final of the women’s World Cup. Neeraj Chopra, India's star javelin thrower, is one young sports personality who is creating records in the javelin-throwing event.

This National Sports Day, go through this ClipBook to look at other such inspiring sports personalities who have performed well this year.


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Virat Kohli

Considered by many to be the greatest batsman of this generation, Kohli has performed above expectations in 2018. Known for his immense appetite for runs, Kohli has been breaking records one after the other. As captain of the Indian cricket team, ...

Neeraj Chopra

From an overweight athlete in the year 2011 to a successful javelin champion, the journey of India's Neeraj Chopra has been nothing short of remarkable. Today, as the entire country lauds his gold in the ongoing Asian Games, Neeraj has emerged as ...

Pv Sindhu

PV Sindhu is the poster girl of India badminton. After becoming the first Indian woman to win a silver medal in badminton in the Olympics, she has only gone from strength to strength in the badminton world. In 2018, she won her second silver at th...

Sunil Chhetri

When Sunil Chhetri appealed to Indian fans to come and watch them play, the fans came in droves. This is testimony to the popularity of the Indian skipper in the hearts of football crazy fans. In 2018, after winning accolades on the field and off ...

Kidambi Srikanth

One of the rising stars of Indian badminton, Kidambi Srikanth's journey from a young boy living in Ravulapalem, a small, unknown town in Andhra Pradesh to one of the top shuttlers in the world is remarkable. 2018 has been a good year for Srikanth....

Harmanpreet Kaur

If PV Sindhu is the poster girl of Indian badminton, Harmanpreet Kaur is the poster girl of Indian cricket. Her majestic knock of 117 , which was responsible for leading India into the finals of the Women's Cricket World Cup, is one of the high po...

Rohan Bopanna

Rohan Bopanna has been around the tennis circuit for quite some time now. A hard worker, the Coorgi's hard work and effort finally paid off as he won his maiden Asian Games medal, the Men’s Doubles gold with Divij Sharan this year.

Mc Mary Kom

From having a film based on her incredible life story to winning medals for his boxing skills, MC Mary Kom has achieved it all. And, in the year 2019, she added another feather to her cap by becoming the first Indian Woman Boxer to win Gold at the...

Gauri Bidhuri

Gauri Bidhuri is one fo the fasters rising stars in the boxing ring. Although his loss at the World Boxing Championships held in Germany disappointed him greatly, he came back with a vengeance and has perfomred well in 2018.

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