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India’s Rising Badminton Star Makes $165,000 a WEEK As World’s 7th Highest Paid Female Athlete

Pusarla Venkata Sindhu, also known as P. V. Sindhu, is a badminton star from India who has been making her country proud with her impressive achievements in the international sports scene.

Sindhu first gained international attention after breaking into the top 20 of the BWF World Ranking in September 2012 at the age of 17, while her silver medal win at the 2016 Rio Olympics further cemented her stature as one of India’s brightest star athletes.

Teen Sprinter Hima Das Gives India Historic Gold Medal at World U20 Championships

Hima Das is an 18-year-old athlete from India who made history for being the country’s first gold medallist at a global track event.

The young sprinter, who hails from the state of Assam, claimed her historic win in Finland via the 400-meter final at Tampere’s World U20 Championships on Thursday. She captured the gold medal by clocking 51.46 seconds in the final at the Ratina Stadium.

Top Hong Kong Athlete Reveals How Coach Sexually Assaulted Her as a Teen

Hong Kong hurdler Lui Lai-yiu became the first high-profile woman in the city to reveal her sexual assault experience, joining the #MeToo campaign that has since encouraged women around the world to share personal stories of sexual abuse.

In a Facebook post on Nov. 30 — which was also her 23rd birthday — Lui recounted her harrowing experience in the hands of a former coach, whom she identified as “Coach Y”. She met him through extracurricular activities.

101-Year-Old Indian Grandma Wins Gold Medal at World Masters Game in New Zealand

A 101-year-old Indian athlete dubbed the “miracle from Chandigarh” bagged the gold medal at the 100 meter sprint at the World Masters Game in Auckland, New Zealand on Monday.

The elderly grandmother named Man Kaur celebrated her victory as she dashed to the finish line at an impressive record of one minute and 14 seconds –- over a minute compared to Usain Bolt’s world record at the 100 meter sprint back in 2009.

Singaporean Woman Overcomes Insecurities From Her Youth After Discovering Martial Arts

Qin Yunquan lacked self-confidence when she was a teenager. Today, at 27 years old, she claims she is no longer an insecure girl, and you better believe it.

As one of the recipients of the Queen’s Young Leaders Award 2017, there is enough proof to back up her claim as a very confident and capable woman. The self-defence instructor was recognized for her initiative of teaching martial arts to children and women so that they are able to protect themselves.

What’s Going to Happen to the North Korean Athlete Who Took This Selfie?

A photo of a North and South Korean gymnast taking a selfie at the Olympics has raised more than a few brows.

Olympic gymnast Lee Eun-Ju of South Korea recently snapped a selfie with Hong Un Jong of North Korea during the games in Rio de Janeiro. It’s no secret that North and South Korea aren’t exactly friends, which is why many people are wondering whether North Korea’s Hong will face repercussions when she returns home after.