Biggest Milestones Achieved By Indian Athletes In 2018

Milestones Achieved By Indian Athletes

Some of our athletes made new records and some broke the old ones. Overall, it can only be termed as great year and here we look at some of the instances that made it so special.

1. Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman in the world to score 10,000 ODI runs.

He created this record in 205 innings, which was 54 less than the previous record holder, a certain Sachin Tendulkar.

2. Hima Das won India its first ever gold at a global track event.

The 18-year-old won the 400 metre final at the World U20 Championships.

Hima Das

 

3. Mithali Raj became the highest scoring Indian cricketer in T20Is.

She surpassed Rohit Sharma in the process of breaking the record.

Mithali Raj

4. Mary Kom becomes the only woman in the world to clinch our 6th World Championships gold.

She defeated Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota to win the 6th gold 16 years after her first.

Mary Kom

5. Harmanpreet Kaur became the only Indian cricketer to hit a century in women’s T20Is.

She reached the 3-figure-mark in just 49 balls to score her personal best of 103.

Harmanpreet Kaur

6. The Indian men’s cricket team won the Asia Cup for record 7th time.

India defeated Bangladesh by 3 wickets in a last-ball thriller.

 Asia Cup

7. Manu Bhakerclinched two successive golds at the shooting World Cup.

With this, the 16-year-old became the youngest Indian ever to win a gold medal at the big platform.

Manu Bhaker

8. The Indian U-19 team won its historic fourth World Cup title under the guidance of Rahul Dravid.

India beat Australia by 8 runs in the final to script history

Indian U-19 team won its historic fourth World Cup

9. Neeraj Chopra set a new national record to win India’s first gold in javelin throw at the Asian Games.

The only other Asian Games medal was bronze won by Gurtej Singh in 1982.

Neeraj Chopra

10. The Indian Hockey team reached the quarterfinals of the World Cup.

Even as the wait for winning the title continues, the boys made the country really proud.

India vs Netherlands

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