Shiny Wilson born May 8, 1965 has been a National Champion in 800 metres for 14 years. Shiny set the track ablaze for India in the eighties, winning many Asian gold's and establishing records. Shiny was declared the best woman athlete at the SAF games in Chennai in 1995. Her career as an athlete has seen disappointments but there have also been great accomplishments. She has had the privilege or participating in three Olympics Games: Los Angeles, Seoul and Barcelona.
She was the captain of the Indian Contingent in the Barcelona Olympics. She has also represented the country in three Asian Games and has won a gold, two silvers and a bronze. In the Asian Track and Field meets, she won 7 gold's, 6 silvers and 2 bronze. She became the first women to the flag bearer for India at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. She received the Arjuna Award in 1984 and then was given the Chinese Journalist Award which is given to the 10 best sports persons in Asia. She was conferred Padmasree in 1998.