AWARDS AND SPORTS
alt text: Sportstar of the Year
● The javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra conferred the ‘Sportstar of the Year’ award under Male category.
● Olympic Silver medallist Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu conferred the ‘Sportstar of the Year’ award under Female category.
● The awards were given at the 2022 Sportstar Aces Awards, which was held at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai.
● Other medal winners at the event - Lovlina Borgohain (Sportswoman of the Year, Individual Sports), Avani Lekhara (Parathlete of the Year, Female), Pramod Bhagat (Special Recognition award), Savita (Sportswoman of the Year, Team Sports), and Rupinder Pal Singh (Sportsman of the Year, Team Sports).
● The winners were elected by the jury panel headed by legendary India cricketer Sunil Gavaskar.
● The javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra won India’s first-ever gold medal in athletics in Tokyo Olympics 2020.
● Boxer Lovlina Borgohain won the bronze medal in boxing under 64-69kg category.
● Rupinder Pal Singh is a Hockey player who was a part of the Indian team which won the bronze medal in Tokyo Olympics.