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First shuttler to win medal at Olympics



Saina Nehwal is an Indian Khel Ratna badminton player who attained a career best ranking of #2 in December 2010 by Badminton World Federation. Saina Nehwal became the first Indian to win a medal in Badminton at the London Olympics after she clinched the bronze under fortuitous circumstances as her opponent and world number two Xin Wang of China conceded the third-place play-off match due to a knee injury after winning the first game.

Oldest woman to climb Everest

Premlata Agarwal is an Indian mountain climber, who on May 20, 2011 became the oldest Indian woman to have scaled the world's tallest peak, Mount Everest, at the age of 48 years.Premlata Agarwal became the oldest Indian woman — and the first woman from the Marwari community to conquer world's tallest peak Mount Everest on May 20, 2011.


First woman to raise 'Sword of Honour'



The first woman in the history of the Indian Army, to be selected for the 'Sword of Honour', Chennai-girl Divya Ajith, had always been the girl, with the glint in her eye. In September 2010, she beat 244 fellow gentlemen and women cadets, to win the Best All-Round Cadet award and get the 'Sword of Honour'.

First woman boxer to win an Olympic medal


Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom, also known as MC Mary Kom, Magnificent Mary or simply Mary Kom, is an Indian boxer belonging to Kom tribal community of north-eastern state of Manipur. She created history in London by becoming the country’s first woman boxer to win a medal at the Olympics. The 29-year-old Manipuri also became the second Indian boxer after Vijender Singh to win an Olympic medal.

First woman to ski to South Pole


Reena Kaushal Dharmshaktu is the first Indian woman to ski to the South Pole.along with seven other women skied for eight to 10 hours a day, traversing a 915km path through one of the coldest and most desolate regions of the world.

First woman to win Sena Medal


Mitali Madhumita in Feb 2011 became India's first female officer to receive the Sena Medal for gallantry. An officer in the education corps, she was recognized for exemplary courage, grit and valour displayed by her after the terror attack on the Indian embassy in Kabul on February 26, 2010, that killed 19 people, including seven Indians.