Introducing the ESPN India Awards
Aizawl's fairytale win, Srikanth's incredible series of badminton matches, Mary's improbable comeback and Advani's staggering 18th world title -- all these are among the nominees for the first ESPN.in awards.
Indian badminton, the toast of 2017.
ESPN.in awards set to honour the best of Indian sports in 2017.
Meet the jury: Bindra, Bhaichung, Brijnath and more
A group of 14 -- 10 decorated sportspersons and four journalists -- helped select the contenders, nominees and the final winners of the first ESPN India Sports awards.
ESPN India Awards - Comebacks of the Year: Mary Kom and Sushil Kumar
That Mary Kom and Sushil Kumar -- two of India's most accomplished Olympians -- are competing and winning where most of their contemporaries have retired is truly remarkable.
ESPN India Awards: Jury speak - Aparna Popat
ESPN India Awards jury member Aparna Popat on the nominees, her moment of the year and the state of Indian badminton.
ESPN India Awards: Jury speak - Jagbir Singh
Jagbir Singh, one of the 14 members of the jury for the first ESPN India Awards, on his voting choices.
ESPN India Awards: Jury speak - Anju Bobby George
Anju Bobby George, one of the 14 members of the jury for the first ESPN India Awards explains her choices in voting.
How well do you know the nominees for ESPN India Awards?
The remarkable achievements of these athletes in 2017 earned them nominations in the inaugural ESPN India awards. Take this quiz to find out how well you know them.
Experienced Bopanna, kabaddi find Sachin in our five that missed the shortlist
There are so many parameters that any two sporting performances can be judged on that ranking them becomes harder, something we faced during the shortlist for the ESPN India Awards. Here are five entries that did not make the shortlist.
Sportsman of the Year nominees: Super Srikanth, consistent Chhetri and more
2017 was the year of Kidambi Srikanth's rise, Sunil Chhetri's consistency, Pankaj Advani's long list of records and so much more. Here are ESPN India's nominations for the year's best sportsmen.
Swift Sindhu, tenacious Mirabai sparkle in Sportswoman of the Year nominations
From Mirabai Chanu's magnificent win at the Weightlifting World Championships to yet another scintillating year for PV Sindhu, here are ESPN India's nominations for the Sportsperson of the Year (female).
Moment of the year: Jeakson's header, Aizawl's fairytale and more
From Jeakson Singh's goal for the history books to PV Sindhu's marathon final at the World Championships, here are ESPN India's top picks for the Moment of the Year, which you can vote for till midnight, April 1.
Men that matter: Gopi, Harendra shine in Coach of the Year nominations
From miracle man Khalid Jamil to the inimitable mentor Pullela Gopichand, here are the nominees for the Coach of the Year.
Comeback of the Year nominees: Super Mom Mary, Prannoy's incredible Indonesia Open run and more
From HS Prannoy's wins against Lee Chong Wei and Chen Long to Mary Kom and Sushil Kumar's gold medal winning efforts, our comeback of the year nominations are not short on big names.
Neeraj Chopra, Tejaswin Shankar & Co. star in most promising Tokyo Olympics prospect nominees
Javelin-thrower Neeraj Chopra, high-jumper Tejaswin Shankar and wrestler Pooja Dhanda highlight our nominations for the Most Promising Tokyo Olympics prospect.
Two Sindhu epics and the U-17 WC final in our Match of the Year nominees
Sindhu's two heartbreaking losses in tournament finals and the thrilling U-17 World Cup final feature in our Match of the Year nominees.
Tales of courage and grit aplenty in Differently-Abled nominees
From Sundar Singh Gurjar's story of heartbreak turning into golden glory to 31-year-old Pooja Agarwal rising above all odds, here are ESPN India's nominations for the Differently-Abled athlete of the year.
Consistent Lakshya, fast-rising Aditi among ESPN India's emerging stars
From a 16-year-old giant-killer to India's youngest golfing star, here are ESPN India's nominees for the Emerging Player of the Year.
Triumphant Aizawl, buoyant Bengaluru feature in ESPN India's TOTY
From I-League champions Aizawl FC to Pro Kabaddi League winners Patna Pirates, all feature in ESPN India's nominations for the Team of the year. Who will take away the biggie?
Ugra: Aizawl dream comes true on a mad night in Shillong
On a night filled with pressure, drama and excitement, Khalid Jamil's team kept their composure to achieve the improbable, writes Sharda Ugra.
Buoyant India show off their World Cup credentials
After an average outing at the Hockey World League Semifinals in South Africa, not many gave India women a chance at the Asia Cup. But the team stuck together and defied expectations, setting them up nicely for tougher tests on the road.
How Patna Pirates won the Pro Kabaddi League
The two-time defending champions completed a hat-trick of titles and captain Pardeep Narwal and coach Ram Mehar Singh were key to their unstoppable run in the playoffs.
Postcard from Pyongyang: With Bengaluru FC in North Korea
Football was always going to be a sideshow when Bengaluru FC travelled to one of the world's most restrictive countries for an AFC Cup away match.
'We will bring so many medals that not just the country, even the Olympics will notice us'
With six World Cup medals, including two golds, in both individual and team events since 2014, Abhishek Verma has made his mark on the international circuit but compound archery is yet to get the attention it deserves.
As India turns 70, we celebrate Eight For Eighty - the eight sportspersons who we feel will carry the torch for the next decade.
To celebrate the year in Indian sport, each ESPN staffer picked their five favourite moments of 2017. After a final count, here is what made our list.
Football has been more than a sport for India's north-east region; it has given people an identity. And Aizawl's stunning I-League run offers a lesson in building the sport from the grassroots.
Presenting ESPN.in's Top 20 Moments in Indian Sport, as voted for by a panel of 31 experts.
We polled our top writers and analysts to rank the best players and managers in world football. Here are their selections. It's #FC100.