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India's young and bold break new ground in 2019

In a year without a marquee, big-ticket event, India's athletes continued to push boundaries across the spectrum.


Sindhu, Saurabh win top honours at 2019 ESPN India Awards

Gopichand wins Coach of the Year, while wrestler Deepak Punia is the best emerging Sportsperson.


Balbir Singh Sr wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Balbir Singh Sr was part of three Olympic campaigns where India won everything.

Manasi Joshi learnt everything anew, returned a world champ

The world champ in the women's singles SL3 category says sport teaches you that everything is conquerable.

Dutee's transcendental impact the catalyst for Courage Award

Dutee wins our inaugural Courage Award in recognition of her fearlessness in always taking a stand.


Manu-Saurabh remind you of Lee-Hesh: Chetan Baboor

Chetan Baboor was impressed by India's young stars in 2019, but particularly with the shooting mixed team's Midas touch.

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Ekta Bhyan, Manasi Joshi lead nominations for differently-abled athlete of the year

Here are the nominees for differently-abled Athlete of the Year for the 2019 ESPN India awards.

Naveen, Elavenil feature in emerging sportsperson of the year nominees

Our top picks for emerging sportsperson of the year cover proteges in golf, shooting, kabaddi, wrestling, and chess.


Comeback of the Year nominees: World champ Humpy, resurgent Rupinder & more

From Koneru Humpy becoming world champion to Ritu Phogat making her big MMA debut, here are the nominees for Comeback of the Year.

Coach of the Year: Vimal Kumar, S Raman make a difference

Two badminton coaches feature in our nominations for coach of the year.

Bengal Warriors, Manu-Saurabh headline team of the year nominations

Teams in kabaddi, football, shooting, hockey and cycling are our nominees for team of the year.


Sportswoman of the Year nominees: Mighty Mary, world no. 1 Apurvi & more

From Mary Kom's record Worlds medal to Apurvi Chandela becoming World no.1, here are the nominees for Sportswoman of the Year.

Sportsman of the Year nominees: Panghal's progress, Chhetri's record & more

From Amit Panghal's worlds silver to Chhetri's latest record, here are the nominees for the Sportsperson of the Year (Male) award.

Sindhu, Rani, Thapa feature in moments of the year

From Sindhu's World Championships win to Rani Rampal's goal to secure India's passage to Tokyo, here are our picks for moment of the year.


Tokyo in sight, India's champions get faster, stronger... and younger

With a Games on everyone's minds, the ambitions of our athletes never abate, as reflected in the bulk of our nominations for 2019.

Meet the jury: Bhogle, Baboor, Brijnath and others

Decorated sportspersons, commentators, administrators and six journalists make up our illustrious jury this year.

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