P. V. Sindhu named Sportstar of the Year at Aces 2020 Awards

India’s top-ranked badminton player P. V. Sindhu won the prestigious Sportstar of the Year award at the Sportstar Aces Awards on Monday.

Sindhu claimed the biggest title in the game at the 2019 World Championships.

India’s top-ranked badminton player P. V. Sindhu won the prestigious Sportstar of the Year award at the Sportstar Aces Awards on Monday.

Earlier in the evening, she also took home the Sportswoman of the year in racquet sports.

"I would like to thank Sportstar for giving me these awards. I'm unable to personally collect the awards as I'm busy with the Indonesian Open. I'm extremely honoured to be named the Sportstar of the year and the best sportswoman in racquet sports. Finally, I would like to congratulate all the athletes who bagged awards," said Sindhu after being named 2019's sportstar of the year.

In the last year, Sindhu claimed the biggest title in the game at the 2019 World Championships.

The quality of her play at the Championships made the badminton world take note of her previously unseen capabilities. At the BWF finals, Sindhu scored important victories over former world No. 1 Akane Yamaguchi and two former world champions, Ratchanok Intanon and Nozomi Okuhara, in straight games.

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar, chess ace Vishwanathan Anand, The Hindu Publishing Group chairman N. Ram, former India hockey captain M. M. Somaya, Olympian shooter Anjali Bhagwat and Olympian shuttler Aparna Popat selected the deserving winners in categories involving young athletes, teams, coaches and parathletes.

The awards look to create a medium of knowledge and vision exchange as it brings all stakeholders of Indian sports under one roof.

You can watch the Sportstar Aces Awards telecast on Sony Ten 1 SD & HD on Sunday 26 January at 8 PM (IST).

1st Repeat : Monday 27 January at 6 PM, 2nd Repeat : Tuesday 28th January  at 7 PM