Indian ace badminton player PV Sindhu won the inaugural BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year award after a public vote. Sindhu became the first Indian to win badminton World Championship gold in 2019. The five nominations for the award include sprinter Dutee Chand, boxer Mary Kom, wrestler Vinesh Phogat and para-badminton player Manasi Joshi. Former sprinter PT Usha was given the Lifetime ..
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Ace Indian shuttler and Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu was named Sportsperson of the Year at the ‘Times of India Sports Awards (TOISA) 2019’ in New Delhi. Sindhu who won the World Championship, also received the ‘Unbreakable Spirit of Sports award’ and ‘Badminton Player of the Year (female)’. Former Indian football captain Bhaichung Bhutia ..
Sixteen eminent personalities were announced as the recipient of the third-highest civilian award of India ‘Padma Bhushan’ award this year, for their distinguished service of a high order. Out of the 141 total Padma awardees selected this year, there were seven Padma Vibhushan, 16 Padma Bhushan and 118 Padma Shri Awardees. Famous personalities who were ..
Payment technology company Visa has appointed world badminton champion Pusarla Venkata Sindhu (PV Sindhu) as its brand ambassador for two years. Besides promoting the brand through advertising campaigns, Sindhu has also become an athlete member of Team Visa for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Visa has been supporting the Olympic Games as a worldwide sponsor ..
Indian ace sprinter Hima Das from Assam has been named as the brand ambassador of PepsiCo India for its sports drink brand Gatorade. With this feat, she joined ace badminton player PV Sindhu and star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra as the brand’s ambassador in the country. Gatorade India will work with Hima Das during the ..
India’s chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand has been bestowed an honorary doctorate by IIT Kanpur on the occasion of their 52nd convocation on June 28, 2019. He received the honour from former ISRO chairman and Chairman of the board of Governors of IIT Kanpur, Prof K Radhakrishnan. The past recipients of the honour are ..
Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu and star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has been named as female and male sportsperson of the year in the ESPN India Multi-Sport Awards for their achievements in 2018. While Saina Nehwal won the award for the ‘Comeback of the Year’ after bagging the bronze at the 2018 Asian Games. Jaspal ..
Rio Olympics Silver medallist PV Sindhu became the first Indian to lift the Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Tour Finals title at Guangzhou, China. In the summit clash, Sindhu defeated Japanese Nozomi Okuhara, in straight games, 21-19, 21-17 to claim the top honours of the season-ending event and her first title of the year. With ..