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The #Bleedblue Stories of Some Women Who Made A Difference in the World of Sports

Nike celebrates Women’s Days with sports women, who have made a difference. 1. ANISHA PADUKONE, GOLFER Anisha Padukone I decided I was going ...

Nike celebrates Women’s Days with sports women, who have made a difference.

1. ANISHA PADUKONE, GOLFER

Anisha Padukone

I decided I was going to be an athlete when I was ten. And after playing multiple sports at various levels, I knew golf was the one I would play for the rest of my life. It made me want to prove myself today and then go out and prove myself tomorrow, the next day and the next. That is how I #bleedblue.

2. JYOTI ANN BURRETT, FOOTBALLER

Jyoti Ann Burrett

I remember clearly when I scored my first goal for India. That was a moment of personal triumph. Triumph and winning have taught me to enjoy the high, but also that it is temporary. It’s easy to reach a high and then vanish. Being consistent is what’s hard. That is how I’m going to #bleedblue.

3. NENGNEIHAT KOM, BOXER

Nengneihat Kom  [Photo Courtesy: Olympic Gold Quest]

“There are no shortcuts. You have to work very hard to succeed. I give my 100% for my country whenever I am in the ring. The same as what our cricketers do when they’re on the field. The opportunities are immense. Sport can give you the chance to represent your country internationally and make your country proud. The fact that I am representing my country drives me.

Representing my country - that’s what #BleedBlue means to me.”

4. SHUBHLAKSHMI SHARMA, CRICKETER

Shubhlakshmi Sharma

When I wear the India national team jersey, I feel happy. I step onto the pitch feeling proud. There is pressure, but when I take the ball and begin bowling, it all just disappears. That is how I #bleedblue.

5.DHANU SAINI, DENTIST & SPORTSWOMAN

 Dhanu Saini [ via @DhanuMaverick11 on Twitter]

I’ve been a gymnast and volley ball player since I was a child. Being a female athlete all through my life has always had its share of struggles and challenges, but sport taught me to deal with them, on and off the field. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.  Sport has given me the strength to face it all. That’s how I #bleedblue

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