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India Sports Awards 2015: SPY conferred upon Lalita Babar

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The title of Sportsperson of the Year has been conferred upon long-distance runner Lalita Babar for the India Sports Awards 2015.

  • The Indian Sports Award were presented in New Delhi on the last day of the “Turf 2015-16”, organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) with the support of the sports ministry.

India Sports Awards 2015 SPY conferred upon Lalita BabarHere is the list of other awardees

Best company promoting sports (public sector)Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd.
Best company promoting sports (private sector)YES Bank Pvt Ltd.
Best professional services companyTechnology Frontiers (India) Pvt Ltd.
Best NGO promoting sportsSTAIRS
Best sports start-upHotFut Sports Infrastructure Pvt Ltd
Best national sports federationAmateur Kabaddi Federation of India
Sportsperson of the yearLalita Babar (Athletics)
Breakthrough sportsperson of the yearDipa Karmakar (Gymnastics)
Coach or support staff of the yearKuldeep Handoo (Wushu)
Lifetime achievement awardBalbir Singh
Best stateGujarat

About Lalita Babar
1989 born Lalita Babar is an Indian long-distance runner who competes in the 3000 metres steeplechase and is the current Indian national record holder in the same event.

  • She is currently supported by Anglian Medal Hunt Company.
  • In 2014, she became the hat-trick winner of the Mumbai Marathon.
  • At the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, she won the silver medal.
  • At the 2015 Asian Championships, she won the gold medal.
  • In the process, she qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

At the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, she became first Indian woman to qualify for the steeplechase final and stood 8th.