Sindhu, Srikanth stand above all

SPORTS REPORTER
Tuesday, 3 April 2018

With their prime form duo has taken Indian badminton to the different level. Sindhu had an memorable year with clinching titles in India Open and Korea Open while Srikanth bagged four Super Series titles.

PUNE: PV Sindhu and Kidambe Srikanth were honured with ‘Sportsperson of the year award’ in a Multi-Sport awards organised by ESPN.in.

With their prime form duo has taken Indian badminton to the different level. Sindhu had an memorable year with clinching titles in India Open and Korea Open while Srikanth bagged four Super Series titles.

Srikanth became the only Indian and the fourth player ever to achieve it in a calendar year. Indian Women’s Hockey team bagged the ‘Team of the year’ title by underscoring their perseverance towards winning their first Asia Cup in 13 years, winning every match they played and catapulting the team’s ranking to No.10, its best International Hockey Federation ranking.

‘Moment of the Year’ award—decided through public poll— was awarded to Jeakson Singh’s goal in the U-17 FIFA World Cup 2017.

LIST OF AWARDEES:
Sportsperson of the Year: Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu
Team of the Year: National Women’s Hockey Team
Comeback Performance of the Year: MC Mary Kom
Emerging Athlete (Under-21): Aditi Ashok
Coach of the year: Pullela Gopichand
Lifetime Achievement Award: Ramanathan Krishnan 
Sportsperson of the year (Differently Abled): Sundar Singh Gurjar
Target Tokyo Award: Neeraj Chopra (Track and field)

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