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Sindhu bags ‘Sportsperson of the Year’ award

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During the ‘Maruti Suzuki Sportsperson of the Year’ Charity Gala Awards Rio Olympics silver medallist P V Sindhu was bagged with the Sportsperson of the Year award on 8th of July 2017.

Key Points:

P Gopichand(Sindhu’s coach) received the Coach of the Year award and Sikh Milkha Singh was given the Living Legend of the Year award.Sindhu bags ‘Sportsperson of the Year’ award

  • Young India cricketer K L Rahul was awarded with Game changer of the Year award.
  • The 2008 Beijing Olympics gold medallist Abhinav Bindra was given the Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Para athletes Devendra Jhajaria, Mariappan Thangavelu, Varun Bharti and Deepa Malik also received awards.
  • Badminton player Jwala Gutta, football great Bhaichung Bhutia, boxer Amir Khan and cricketer Pragyan Ojha were present in the ceremony.

About the Awards:

Name of the awardsName of the awardee
Special award for service to SportsJayant Rastogi, CEO, Magic Bus.
Team of the yearJunjor Men’s Hockey Team received by Captain Harjeet Singh.
Coach of the yearPullela Gopichand.
Editor’s Award for excellenceDevendra Jhajharia, MariyappanThangavelu, Varun Bhati
Outstanding Contribution to sports:K Arumugam
Athlete of the yearGaurav Gill
Gamechanger of the yearK.L. Rahul
Extreme Performer of the yearShiva Keshavan
Lifetime Achievement AwardAbhinav Bindra
Community Development through sportsMilind Soman (Received by his mother Usha Soman).
Inspirational athlete of the yearDeepa Malik