On 10th December, 2020 Federation of Indian Commerce and Industry (FICCI) virtually presented India Sports Awards-2020, to sports personalities for their outstanding contributions in the field of sports.Wrestler Bajrang Punia and Shooter Elavenil Valarivan received the highest honour “Sportsperson of the Year of Men & Female” Award respectively.
Other Award Winners:
- Madhya Pradesh received the Best State Promoting Sports Award.
- Anil Kumble received the ‘Best Company Promoting Sports (Private Sector)’ award on behalf of his enterprise — Tenvic Sports.
- Radhakrishnan Nair of athletics received the Coach of the year award.
- Wrestling Federation of India and Paralympic Committee of India were jointly named as the Best National Sports Federation.
- Sundar Singh Gurjar (Javelin thrower, Shot putter and Discus thrower) and Simran Sharma (Athlete)were jointly awarded the Best para-athlete award
|Sportsperson of the Year- Female||Elavenil Valarivan (Shooting)|
|Sportsperson of the Year- Male||Bajrang Punia (Wrestler)|
|Best State Promoting Sports Award||Madhya Pradesh|
|Best Company Promoting Sports (Private Sector)||Anil Kumble for Tenvic Sports|
|Coach of the year award||Radhakrishnan Nair (Athletics)|
|Best National Sports Federation||Wrestling Federation of India and Paralympic Committee of India|
|Best Para-athlete Award – Male||Sundar Singh Gurjar (Javelin thrower, Shot putter and Discus thrower)|
|Best Para-athlete Award – Female||Simran Sharma (Athlete)|
About Elavenil Valarivan:
Elavenil Valarivan Represents India in the sport of Shooting, She won gold medal in 2018 ISSF Junior World Cup, She won Silver medal at World University Games in 2019.She won Gold medal at World Cup Suhl in 2019 & she will represent India in Tokyo Olympics 2021.
About Bajrang Punia:
Bajrang Punia, represents India in Freestyle Wrestling in 65 kg category.He has won multiple awards representing India, with 3 medals in World Wrestling Championship (1 Silver, 2 Bronze).
About Federation of Indian Commerce and Industry (FICCI):
Established in -1927
President- Elect – Uday Shankar
Headquarter – New Delhi, Delhi