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Srikanth, Sindhu and Gopichand accoladed at TOISA 2018

By: Swetha
Date: 27 Feb, 2018
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World no 3 Kidambi Srikanth and World no. 4 P.V. Sindhu are among the winners at the 2018 Mahindra Scorpio Times of India Sports Awards (TOISA) to join Jasprit Bumrah, Pankaj Advani, Harmanpreet Singh, Savita Punia, Heena Sidhu and Ankur Mittal in Mumbai, which honoured the nest performance in Indian sport in 2017.


Srikanth’s remarkable year of winning four Super Series titles in one calendar-year pocketed him with the top prize of Sportsperson of the year besides Jury’s Choice for Badminton Player of the Year (Male). While, Sindhu is accoladed with Badminton Player of the Year (Female) after winning two Super Series titles, a silver medal at the Badminton World Championships and another at the BWF World Super Series Finals.


Dronacharya Award winner Pullela Gopichand received the Mentor of the Year award, Indian tennis icon Vijay Amritraj, who during his professional career beat the world's best was the recipient of the TOISA Lifetime Achievement Award, while Anil Kumble was honored with Coach of the Year Award.


Other best sportspersons who received the honour at the third version of TOISA are Winning Cricketer of the Year were Bumrah, who last year soared to No 1 in the ICC rankings for T20Is and third place in ODIs, star allrounder Harmanpreet Kaur for her starring role for the Indian team that reached the final of the ICC Women's World Cup. Tennis champion Stefan Edberg was present as the mentor at the event.


In another male-female winner list, hockey champions Harmanpreet Singh and Savita Punia, and shooters Sidhu and Mittal received the honor.


Varun Bhati was proclaimed as Para-athlete of the Year, making it two TOISA wins in a row.

The list of complete recipients:


SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR : Kidambi Srikanth


TEAM OF THE YEAR : Indian men's hockey team


COACH OF THE YEAR : Anil Kumble


MENTOR OF THE YEAR : Pullela Gopichand


INSPIRATION OF THE YEAR : Indian women's cricket team


EMERGING PLAYER OF THE YEAR : Anish Bhanwala


LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT : Vijay Amritraj


CHANGE AGENT : Madhya Pradesh


PARA-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR : Varun Bhati


ARCHER OF THE YEAR : Abhishek Verma


ATHLETE OF THE YEAR : G Lakshmanan


BADMINTON PLAYER OF THE YEAR (MALE & FEMALE): Kidambi Srikanth & PV Sindhu


BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR : Amjyot Singh Gill


BILLIARDS/SNOOKER PLAYER OF THE YEAR : Pankaj Advani


BOXER OF THE YEAR : Gaurav Bidhuri


CHESS PLAYER OF THE YEAR : Harika Dronavalli


CRICKETER OF THE YEAR (MALE & FEMALE) : Jasprit Bumrah & Harmanpreet Kaur


FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR : Gurpreet Singh Sandhu


GOLFER OF THE YEAR : Ajeetesh Sandhu


HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE YEAR (MALE & FEMALE): Harmanpreet Singh & Savita Punia


KABADDI PLAYER OF THE YEAR : Pardeep Narwal


SHOOTER OF THE YEAR (MALE & FEMALE) : Ankur Mittal & Heena Sidhu


SQUASH PLAYER OF THE YEAR : Saurav Ghosal


TABLE TENNIS PLAYER OF THE YEAR : Sathiyan Gnansekaran


TENNIS PLAYER OF THE YEAR : Rohan Bopanna


WEIGHTLIFTER OF THE YEAR : Saikhom Mirabai Chanu


WRESTLER OF THE YEAR : Bajrang Punia



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