Tokyo Olympics winner Neeraj Chopra received the Times of India Sportsperson of the Year award. Tokyo Paralympic Games gold and bronze medalist Avani Lakhra was selected as the best para athlete. Mary Kom was chosen as the inspirational female star of the decade. The best young actor award went to weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga.
The Lifetime Achievement Award goes to former cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi. The best team award went to the Olympic bronze medalist hockey team. The award is given to the Haryana government for its contributions in the field of sports. Weightlifting coach Vijay Sharma and Boxing coach Sandhya Gurang were selected as the best coaches. The Athletics Federation of India received the Times of India Best Federation Award.
Ravi Dahiya (Men’s Wrestling), Anshu Malik (Women’s Wrestling), Akash Kumar (Boxing), Lovelina Borgohain (Boxing), Achinta Shewli (Weightlifting), Meerabai Chanu (Weightlifting), PR Sreejesh (Hockey), Savita Punia (Hockey ), Neeraj Chopra (Male Athlete), Annu Rani (Female Athlete), Sumit Antil (Male Para Athlete), PV Sindhu (Badminton) (PV Sindhu), Krishna Nagar, Pramod Bhagat (Para Badminton), Saurabh Chaudhary (Shooting), Avani Lakhra (Women’s Para Archery), Achanta Sarath Kamal (Table Tennis), Bhavinaben Patel (Para Table Tennis),
The award nominees were prepared earlier. Tokyo Olympics medalists Neeraj Chopra, PV The nominees also included rising stars of Indian sports, including Indian sports stars like Sindhu, Meerabai Chanu and para-athletes Pramod Bhagat and Sumit Antil.
The jury team included notable sports personalities such as cricket all-rounder and 1983 World Cup winning team member Madan Lal, Olympic medalist shooter Gagan Narang and former Indian hockey captain and Haryana Sports Minister Sandeep Singh. The jury included veteran Indian athlete Anju Bobby George, the first Indian athlete to win a medal at the World Athletics Championships, Paralympic silver medalist Deepa Malik, Olympic medalist boxer Vijender Singh and the sports editor of the Times of India Akash Das Gupta.
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