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Who is the first indian woman to win an asian games gold medal in 400 meter race?
1. M.D. Valsamma
2. P.T. Usha
3. Kamaljit Sandhu
4. K. Malleswari

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Kamaljit Sandhu

The correct answer is Kamaljit Sandhu.

  • Kamaljit Sandhu
    • Kamaljeet Sandhu is a female Indian athlete who won a gold medal at the 1970 Bangkok Asian Games in the 400 meter race.
    • She ran the distance in 57.3 seconds.
    • She is the first Indian woman athlete to win an individual gold medal at the Asian Games.
    • She is from Punjab state in India.
    • She received the Padma Shri award in 1971.
    • In 1971, she was one of the finalists in the World University Games held at Turin, Italy, in 400 meters race.
    • She participated in the Women's 400 meter at the 1972 Munich Olympics, bowing out in the heats.
    • She was also a national-level basketball and inter-varsity hockey player.
    • She went to the 1982 Asian Games as the coach of the Indian women's sprint team.
    • She is also an alumna of Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya.

  • P.T. Usha
    • Usha was remained the ‘Queen of track and field’ for almost two decades.
    • She was arguably India’s first sports icon, who was an inspiration to people across the nook and corner of India, cutting across gender, generation, and professional boundaries.
    • Fondly called the ‘Payyoli Express’ for her awesome speed, Usha became a trend-setter for women in India who took to excelling in sports.
    • She is probably the first Indian sports icon who returned to track and field after taking a hiatus from the sport following her marriage in 1991.
  • M.D. Valsamma
    • Manathoor Devasia Valsamma is a retired Indian athlete.
    • She was the second Indian woman to win an individual gold medal at the Asian Games and the first to win it on Indian soil.
    • Valsamma won the gold medal in the 400 m hurdles in an Indian and Asian record time of 58.47 seconds in front of a home crowd at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in the 1982 Asian Games.
    • This made her the second woman athlete to win an Asian Games gold for India, after Kamaljit Sandhu (400 metres-1974).
    • She later figured in a silver medal-winning 4 X 400 meters relay team.
    • Govt. of India conferred her the Arjuna Award in 1982 and the Padma Shri in 1983 and the G. V. Raja cash award from Kerala Government.
  • K. Malleswari
    • Karnam Malleswari is a retired Indian weightlifter.
    • She is the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Olympics.
    • In 1995, she received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India's highest sporting honour, and in 1999, the civilian Padma Shri award.
    • Malleswari won the world title in the 54 kg division in 1994 and 1995 and placed third in 1993 and 1996.

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