Sportstar Aces Awards: The countdown begins

Aces will strive to tell untold stories of struggle, fierce dedication and selfless work behind each athlete’s success.

The winners of the Sportstar Aces Awards will be announced in Mumbai on February 14.   -  Team Sportstar

Sportstar, on its 40th birthday, has decided to reinstitute its annual awards, which were in being for about a decade from the mid-1990s.

There are many untold stories of struggle, fierce dedication and selfless work behind each athlete’s success. Named Sportstar Aces, the awards will strive to tell these stories, thereby providing encouragement to our athletes and their support systems. Aces will also aim to create a platform where stakeholders involved with Indian sports meet and share their vision for the growth of games as we jointly find ways to make dreams a reality.

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Our editorial team carefully sifted through the performances of multiple athletes in various sports and took great care in curating an all-inclusive awards that aim to celebrate the stars and the tireless silent partners who have dedicated their lives to sports, to realise the dream of making India a ‘Sporting Nation’.

We took the help of fans to guide our jury for the Popular Awards, the categories and nominations of which are as under:

CATEGORIESNOMINEES
Sportsman of the Year (Cricket)Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav
Sportswoman of the Year (Cricket)Smriti Mandhana, Poonam Yadav and Mithali Raj
Sportsman of the Year (Racquet Sport)Rohan Bopanna, Sharath Kamal and Sameer Verma
Sportswoman of the Year (Racquet Sport)P. V. Sindhu, Ankita Raina and Manika Batra
Sportsman of the Year (Track and Field)Jinson Johnson, Neeraj Chopra and Arpinder Singh
Sportswoman of the Year (Track and Field)Hima Das, Swapna Barman and Dutee Chand
Sportsman of the Year (Other Team Sport)Sunil Chhetri, Ajay Thakur and Harmanpreet Singh
Sportswoman of the Year (Other Team Sport)Gurjit Kaur, Ngangom Bala Devi and Sanjana Ramesh
Sportsman of the Year (Other Individual Sport)Bajrang Punia, Saurabh Chaudhary and Amit Panghal
Sportswoman of the Year (Other Individual Sport)Vinesh Phogat, Mirabai Chanu and Mary Kom
The winners will be announced at the Sportstar Aces Awards ceremony in Mumbai on February 14.