There have been quite a few athletes in the world who have made India proud in the field of athletics. There personal achievements have been best so far by any Indian individual in this field. In this very article we have listed such top ten best Indian Athletes who have achieved something unique in the field of athletics for India and has made each one of proud. Most of these athletes who feature in this list are female and that shows that there is absolutely no shortage of talent in the country and it just needs the proper guidance and training to become one of the sports oriented country in the world. This follows the top ten lists.
10. Krishna Poonia
The list starts with the female athlete named as Krishna Poonia at the number tenth place in this list. This athlete was born in the city of Agroha which is in Haryana, India on 5th May 1977. She is currently the national women’s champion in the discus throw event. She has the national record registered on her name of throwing the discus at the distance of 61.51 metres. In the last held Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, she won the gold medal in this very event. She has also won the bronze medal in the Asian Games held in the city of Doha and also when it was held in the city of Guangzhou.
9. Jyotimoyee Sikdar
The next athlete in this list is Jyotimoyee Sikdar. She was born on 11th December 1969 in the city of Nadia, West Bengal. Currently she is the Member of Parliament from the Lok Sabha Constituency named as Krishnagar. She has been one of the India best runners in the middle distance category and won the 800 metres as well as the 1500 metres race held in the Asian Athletic Championship in the year 1998. Next when the Asian Games were held in the year 1998 she went on to win the gold medal in these two categories. Till date she has been one of the India’s most talented runner who ever participated in Asian Games.
8. Shiny Abraham
Shiny Abraham who is also known by the name of Shiny Wilson is the next female athlete in this list. She was born on 8th May 1965 and had the record of being the National Champion in the 800 metres race category for a span of fourteen years. She has participated in as many as seventy five international events under the Indian flag and had brought laurels to the country. Out of her these many participation she won gold medals in various events for eighteen times and at two occasions she was awarded with the silver medal. She is also one of the most successful female Indian athletes to participate in the Asian Games.
7. T. C. Yohannan
The seventh place in this list belongs to the athlete named as Thadathuvila Chandapillai Yohannan. This former athlete was born on 19th May 1947 and used to participate in the long jump category at various games held at that time in various parts of the world. Thadathuvila Chandapillai Yohannan record at the National level was untouched for more than three decades. He also represented the country in the Olympic Games which were held in the year 1976 at Montreal, Canada. In the Asian Games which were held in the year 1974 at Teheran, he jumped a distance of 8.07 metres which was a record in the Asian Games at that time.
6. Bachendri Pal
This Indian mountaineer named as Bachendri Pal is at the number sixth place in the list of the top ten best Indian Athletes. She is the first Indian Women who did the incredible task of climbing the Mount Everest. Not only the Mount Everest she has climbed almost all the highest mountain peaks that exist in that particular region. Due to her courageous nature and never say no attitude she is considered as one of the most influential female athlete ever born in this country.
5. Anju Bobby George
The athlete who is at the number sixth place in this list is named as Anju Bobby George. She was born on 19th April 1977 in a small town situated in the state of Kerala. She represented India in the long jump event at different athletics meet held in the various parts of the world. She came into lime light when she was awarded with the bronze medal in the World Championship of Athletics held in Paris in the year 2003. At that moment she was considered as one of the future of that sport in the country. In her whole career she won many medals such as a bronze medal in the Commonwealth Games held in the year 2002 at Manchester.
4. Karnam Malleswari
Born at the place called Srikakulam, which is in the state of Andhra Pradesh on 1st June 197 this lady named as Karnam Malleswari rose to become one of the most successful female athletes in the history of Indian sports. Karnam Malleswari had achieved so much in the field of weight lifting which no other Indian has ever managed to get. She participated in various events for around ten years and won as many as 11 gold medals apart from three silver medals in them. Karnam Malleswari has been the undisputed Indian women’s champion in Weightlifting for more than nine years. The most remarkable achievement of her was when she won the bronze medal in the Olympic Games held in the year 2000 at Sydney.
3. Norman Pritchard
This Indian person named as Norman Pritchard is at the number third place in this list. He is the man who has the record registered against his name of being the first Indian to have ever won an Individual Olympic Games medal. He was born on 23rd June 1877 in Calcutta and left this world on 31st October 1929. Not only is he said to be the first person who participated in the Olympic Games under the Indian flag but also the first person from whole Asian country to do so. He won two medals in the 1900 Olympic Games held in the city of Paris. He won the silver medal in 200 metres hurdles as well as in the 200 metres.
2. Milkha Singh
The next athlete in this list is Milkha Singh. He was born on 17th October 1935 in a place known by the name of Layallpur. This former athlete represented India in many athletic events held at various destinations. Till the year 2010, he had the record of being the only Indian to have ever won a gold medal in the Individual event at the Commonwealth Games. In the year 1960 at the Olympic Games held in the city of Rome he missed the Olympic bronze medal with just a gap of 45.6 seconds. Till date he is considered as to be the best Indian athlete who ever represented the country.
1. P. T. Usha
P. T. Usha is the athlete who has been given the first place in this list. The full name of this athlete is Pilavullakandi Thekkeparambil Usha and she was born on 27th June 1964 in the state of Kerala. She has been given the name of Payyoli Express by her fans. She is reported to be the most successful Indian athlete in any track and field event held over the years. Her records prove the fact that there has been no one ever born in this country who could match her achievements. She has managed to grab as many as 4 individual gold medals and six individual silver medals at the Asian Games.