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Srikanth, Sindhu win top awards at Indian Sports Honours 2017

Nov 30, 2017 09:43 IST
Srikanth, Sindhu win top awards at Indian Sports Honours 2017

The Inaugural edition of the Indian Sports Honours, which was held in Mumbai, saw Kidambi Srikanth and P V Sindhu grab the top honours.

While ace shuttler Srikanth, who won four Super Series titles this year, won the Sportsman of the Year award, Rio Olympics silver medallist Sindhu won the Sportswoman of the Year award in the individual sport category.

In the team sport category, Ravichandran Ashwin, who recently achieved the feat of becoming the fastest bowler to reach 'Club 300' in Test cricket, was awarded Sportsman of the Year award, while women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj was awarded Sportswoman of the Year award.

The Indian Women's Cricket Team, which was the runners-up in the ICC Women's World Cup 2017, was named the ‘Team of the Year’.

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Other awards included ’Coach of the year’, which went to Bisveshwar Nandi, who was the coach of gymnast Dipa Karmakar. The ‘Emerging Sportswoman of the year’ went to golfer Aditi Ashok and the ‘Emerging Sportsman of the year’ went to athlete Neeraj Chopra.

In the differently abled category, the ‘Differently abled Sportsman of the year’ award went to Indian Paralympic javelin thrower Devendra Jhajaria and ‘Differently abled Sportswoman of the year’ went to Paralympic athlete Deepa Malik.

While star tennis player Sania Mirza was awarded the Inspirational Honour by the jury, country's first Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra was honoured with the Transformational Contribution to Sport award.

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The Indian Sports Honours is a joint initiative by Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Sanjiv Goenka to support the development of Indian sports.

View the full list of winners below:

Main Honours (SJFI – EnY Process)

Sportsman of the year (Individual sport) – Srikanth Kidambi

Sportswoman of the year (Individual sport) – P.V. Sindhu

Sportsman of the year (Team sport) – Ravichandran Ashwin

Sportswoman of the year (Team sport) – Mithali Raj

Team of the year (Men/Women) – Indian Women’s Cricket Team

Coach of the year – Bisveshwar Nandi

Emerging Sportswoman of the year – Aditi Ashok

Emerging Sportsman of the year – Neeraj Chopra

Differently abled Sportsman of the year – Devendra Jhajaria

Differently abled Sportswoman of the year – Deepa Malik

Jury Honours

Inspirational Honour – Sania Mirza

Transformational Contribution to Sport – Abhinav Bindra

Keep Walking Honour for Lifetime achievement – Balbir Singh

Popular choice Honours

Breakthrough performance of the year – Hardik Pandya

Star Sports ‘Believe’ Honour (Comeback of the year) – Saina Nehwal

Spirit of Sport – Yogeshwar Dutt

Player of the year – Sunil Chhetri

Club of the year – Mumbai Indians

Best Fan Club – Manjappada Kerala Blasters

VKF Athlete Development Programme – Scholarship Athletes

Sumit Nagal – Tennis

Karman Kaur Thandi – Tennis

Diya Dhayal – Archery

Shivani Kataria – Swimming

Swastika Ghosh – Table Tennis

Aadil Bedi – Golf

Aryamann Tandon – Badminton

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Srikanth, Sindhu win top awards at Indian Sports Honours 2017
Indian Sports Honours: Srikanth, Sindhu grab top awards
Indian Sports Honours 2017, Kidambi Srikanth, P V Sindhu, Sportsman of the Year award, Sportswoman of the Year award, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mithali Raj

The Inaugural edition of the Indian Sports Honours, which was held in Mumbai, saw Kidambi Srikanth and P V Sindhu grab the top honours. While ace shuttler Srikanth, who won four Super Series titles this year, won the Sportsman of the Year award, Rio Olympics silver medallist Sindhu won the Sportswoman of the Year award in the individual sport category.
In the team sport category, Ravichandran Ashwin was awarded Sportsman of the Year award, while women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj was awarded Sportswoman of the Year award.

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