In pictures: From Ritu to Rani, Indian athletes who did well in 2020

2020 was a year like no other. It brought along hurdles that even the best of athletes weren't prepared for. From dealing with a pandemic to coping with a global lockdown, it was a year that, for a significant amount of time, maintained a distance from sport (pun intended). However, even in a hard year like this, many Indian athletes continued to hustle, making a mark against all odds.

We, at ESPN, list down a few such stand-out performers.

Ritu Phogat

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Jehan Daruvala

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Bala Devi

Read more - Bala Devi returns to action in Rangers FC's season-opening win

Avinash Sable

Read more - Avinash Sable looks to push himself more after surprising half marathon success

Nihal Sarin

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Sumit Nagal

Read more - Sumit Nagal wants his racket to do the talking

Pritam Kotal

Read more - ATK, Chennaiyin dominate ISL Team of the Season

Rani Rampal

Read more - Decoding Rani Rampal: Illusionist, surgeon, hammer, nail

Anshu Malik

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Ankita Raina

Read more - Breaking into singles top 100 remains Ankita Raina's aim post doubles success

Bikash Yumnam

Read more - How 'Delap throws' helped Bikash Yumnam gain international fame