We continue to discuss sports industry in India through top the most famous athletes ranking. In general, there are some legends in India who represent other various international sports.
3/ Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza is a Indian professional tennis player. She is not only famous in India but also a professional player in the world. We know her as a former no.1 in the double discipline in the world.
During her career until retirement since 2013, she has got 6 titles for Grand Slam. She has been ever ranked as the No. 1 tennis player in India by WTA. Furthermore, she has also been considered as the most successful female player in tennis with high-salary and high-profile in India.
All the Indian people are proud of legend Sania when referring to tennis.
4/ Pilavullakandi Thekkeparambil Usha (PT Usha)
PT Usha is a former track and field athlete. She has closed with Indian running career since 1979.
During her career, she was praised as the Queen of track and field in India because she contributed list achievements for this sport. She was the first female athlete in national team to meet in the finals of Olympic event in 1980. It was a little bitter when she only missed the gold medal in 0.01 seconds. Besides it, she also broke many international records like running 4×100 meters in Asian championships in 1998.
Finally, she had total 100 medals with her name.
5/ Saina Nehwal
Saina Nehwal is an Indian professional badminton player in single form. In her badminton career, she was voted for the no. 1 in the international ranking. She was the second female in India to reach this record in badminton, after Prakash Padukone. She represented the national badminton to join three times in the Olympics. The highest achievement was a bronze medal