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Sportskeeda's Top 10 Indian sportswomen of the year 2017

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Mary Kom, PV Sindhu, or Mithali Raj -- who will top this list?
Mary Kom, PV Sindhu, or Mithali Raj -- who will top this list?

2017 was a year to remember in Indian sports. From badminton to cricket, from athletics to boxing, India showed its class and promised big things in the coming year. Following the disappointment at the 2016 Rio Olympics, it was always going to be a tough ask for India's athletes to pick themselves up, dust themselves off, and get well and truly going yet again. This makes the achievements of 2017 all the more special and brings a smile to each Indian sports fan's face.

At the forefront of this revolution-of-sorts are India's female athletes. Fresh from the euphoria of winning medals at the Olympics, the women have picked up where they left off in 2016 and carried their great work into 2017. After some digging and analysing, Sportskeeda has been successful in showcasing the ten best women athletes from the country in 2017 and are especially proud of their exceptional work this year and sincerely hope they can pull it off next year too. So here are the top 10 best women's athletes from India in 2017:

#10 Bala Ngangom (Football)

Ngangom is an Indian footballer
Ngangom is an Indian footballer

Seldom do we hear about women footballers making a massive impact on the world stage, but Bala Ngangom Devi is one of those talented players who has not only proved effective on the field, she has also balanced having a regular job as a policewoman in Manipur.

The striker has been capped 33 times for her country and during that time has scored an incredible 32 goals in her illustrious career, even captaining the Indian team on several occasions. There is no doubt that she is Indian women's football's leading light without a doubt.

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