The Importance of Women in Sports

The playing field has never been even, but in the last decade, more and more women have shown others how to make a career in sports. Seeing is one step closer to being.

Yoshita Vyas is passionate about swimming and by the age of 12, she had won a total of 7 golds, 12 silver and 3 bronze medals. Her parents have played an important role in her swimming career. She seemed to understand the mechanics of the breaststroke very well and she started mastering it. Dilip Singh Chauhan, a highly regarded coach, worked on the young swimmer and he made her confident about her skills and pushed her into accepting greater challenges.

She has set multiple state records and has represented her state 14 times at the national level. A student of St. Mary’s High School, Udaipur, she started swimming at an early age; the school also helped her to focus on her swimming career along with her performance in academics too.

Encouraging Women in Sports

Women in sport defy gender stereotypes; make inspiring role models, and show men and women as equals. Gaurvi Singhvi, 16, is an open water long distance swimmer with a record of being the youngest to cover a distance of 47 km in the Indian Ocean. She believes if you have a dream, a dream that you must, you will have all the energies to accomplish it. You cannot reach your goal until you break your boundaries of fear, and come out as a winner. She aspires to cross the English Channel in the near future.

Inspiring Stories of Women

#SheIsUdaipur – Challenging the daily odds, within the four walls of the home or outside, a woman always walks with panache. Through sharing their stories, we all hope to find a common ground, inspiration, meaning, and, ultimately, action.