Question: Who is India’s first woman Olympic medal winner?

At the Sydney 2000 Games, Karnam Malleswari went on to create history. She won a bronze medal in women’s weightlifting, becoming the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal.

Who was the first woman to win Olympic medal?

Helga Haase, representing the United Team of Germany won the inaugural gold medal for women in the competition after winning the 500 metres event. The programme remained the same for the 1960 Summer Olympics held in Rome.

Who is the first Indian man to win an Olympic medal?

Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav (January 15, 1926 – August 14, 1984) was an Indian athlete. He is best known as a wrestler who won a bronze medal at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. He was the first athlete from independent India to win an individual medal in the Olympics.

Who was first woman?

First in the World – Women

First woman in space Valentina Tereshkova USSR
First woman to scale Mt Everest Junko Tabei Japan
First woman to win an Olympic gold Charlotte Cooper England
First woman Prime Minister in the world Sirimavo Bandaranaike Sri Lanka
First American woman in space Sally Ride USA
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Who is the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal in racquet?

It was India’s first medal in any BWF major team event. Nehwal became the first Indian to win two singles gold medals (2010 and 2018) in Commonwealth Games.

Saina Nehwal
Born 17 March 1990 Hisar, Haryana, India
Residence Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)

Who was the first Indian to win an Oscar?

At the 55th Academy Awards, Bhanu Athaiya became the first Indian to win an Academy Award for designing the costumes. Ravi Shankar was nominated for Best Original Score for the same film. As of 2021, apart from Mother India, only two Indian films have been nominated for the Oscars—Salaam Bombay!

Who was the first Olympic winner?

The Olympic Games, like almost all Greek games, were an intrinsic part of a religious festival. They were held in honour of Zeus at Olympia by the city-state of Elis in the northwestern Peloponnese. The first Olympic champion listed in the records was Coroebus of Elis, a cook, who won the sprint race in 776 bce.

Which female has won the most Olympic gold medals?

Most number of Olympic medals won

Among the women, former Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina, with 18 Olympic medals, is the most successful female Olympian. Nine of those were gold, a record for most golds by a female athlete at the Olympics.

Who is first lady in India?

The position of First Lady of India is currently held by Savita Kovind, wife of President Ram Nath Kovind. She assumed the position after her husband took the oath of office to the post of president on 25 July 2017.

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Who is the first Indian female?

She was the first woman from the erstwhile Bombay presidency of India to study and graduate with a two-year degree in western medicine in the United States.

Anandi Gopal Joshi.

Anandi Bai Joshi
A portrait photo of Anandibai Joshi
Born Yamuna Joshi31 March 1865 Kalyan, Bombay Presidency, British India

Who is the first female chief minister of India?

She was India’s first woman Chief Minister, serving as the head of the Uttar Pradesh government from 1963 to 1967.

Sucheta Kripalani
Born 25 June 1908 Ambala, Punjab, British India (present-day Haryana, India)
Died 1 December 1974 (aged 66) New Delhi, India
Political party INC
Spouse(s) J. B. Kripalani