To say that the Indian women did us proud at the commonwealth games would be an understatement. At a time when sections of the society were defending the rape of an 8 year old on the basis of the religion of the girl, the performance of the girls at the games signified a strong slap to the misogynistic attitude that these sections have tried to defend in the name of culture. From a 16 year old girl, who just started shooting a couple of years ago, to an age old veteran mother of 3 who refuses to hang up her boxing gloves, each of the commonwealth medallist has a story to tell. The only thing common in their achievement is the hardwork that they have put to not only excel in their sport but also to fight off the male-dominated society which treats woman as second-class citizens. This article enlists all of the achievements of the woman athletes in the games--achievements that deserve to be etched in our memories for a lifetime.
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By: Mayank Badhwar