- February 08, 2024 21:54Full list of winners
SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR (TRACK AND FIELD): MEN’S RELAY TEAM
SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR (TRACK AND FIELD): PARUL CHAUDHARY
SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR (TEAM SPORTS): HARDIK SINGH, MOHAMMED SHAMI
SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR (TEAM SPORTS): VANDANA KATARIYA
SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR (INDIVIDUAL): SATWIKSAIRAJ RANKIREDDY, CHIRAG SHETTY
SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR (INDIVIDUAL): RAMESHBABU VAISHALI, SIFT KAUR SAMRA
SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR (PARASPORTS): SUMIT ANTIL
SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR (PARASPORTS): THULASIMATHI MURUGESAN
COACH OF THE YEAR: RAHUL DRAVID
YOUNG ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR (MALE): PRATHAMESH SAMADHAN JAWKAR
YOUNG ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR (FEMALE): TILOTTAMA SEN
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: CHANDU BORDE, KARNAM MALLESWARI
SPORTSTAR OF THE YEAR (MALE): NEERAJ CHOPRA
SPORTSTAR OF THE YEAR (FEMALE): SHEETAL DEVI
NATIONAL TEAM OF THE YEAR: INDIA MEN’S CRICKET TEAM
CLUB/STATE TEAM OF THE YEAR: SAURASHTRA CRICKET TEAM
MOMENT OF THE YEAR: SHEETAL DEVI HITS THE BULL’S-EYE
INTERNATIONAL ICON: MUTTIAH MURALITHARAN
BEST STATE FOR THE PROMOTION OF SPORT: TAMIL NADU
BEST PSU FOR THE PROMOTION OF SPORT: NTPC LTD
BEST CORPORATE FOR THE PROMOTION OF SPORT: TATA STEEL LTD
BEST UNIVERSITY FOR THE PROMOTION OF SPORT: SRM INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
SPORT FOR SOCIAL GOOD: SHRI MATA VAISHNO DEVI SHRINE BOARD
ACE OF ACES AWARD: ROHAN BOPANNA
- February 08, 2024 21:25INTERNATIONAL ICON
Jury Chair, Sunil Gavaskar and Jayen Mehta, Managing Director, Amul will present the Amul International Icon award to Muttiah Muralitharan!!
Murali thanks the jury for bestowing him with the award. He speaks about his times in the school hostel where he spent his childhood watching Indian cricketers.
Murali names Virender Sehwag, Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar as the three toughest batters he faced as a bowler.
- February 08, 2024 21:16Sheetal Devi - Sportstar of the Year Female!
- February 08, 2024 21:14ACE OF ACES AWARD
Viren Rasquinha, Former Indian Hockey Captain & CEO of Olympic Gold Quest and LV Navaneeth, CEO The Hindu Group will present the award.
The award will be presented to Indian tennis star Rohan Bopanna!!
Bopanna says he feels extremely proud and humbling to have achieved so much coming from his hometown in Coorg, Karnataka. He adds it feels truly special capping it with a win at the Australian Open.
Bopanna also talks about his comeback after injury in the last few years and speaks about the importance of yoga in his recovery.
- February 08, 2024 21:05MOMENT OF THE YEAR
Vishwanathan Anand and Ayon Sengupta present Sheetal with her second award of the night as she wins the MOMENT OF THE YEAR!
Sheetal says her favourite moment was seeing the national flag flying high after sealing the medal. She promises to repeat the same during the upcoming Paris Paralympics.
- February 08, 2024 20:52SPORTSTAR OF THE YEAR (FEMALE)
Jury Member Vishwanathan Anand and Ayon Sengupta will present the award.
And the award goes to.... Sheetal Devi!!
Sheetal says she was a young girl from J&K who loved to go to school. Her life changed when she was taken to the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board where her teacher Kuldeep taught her to use the device through which she could participate in archery.
Vishwanathan Anand presents a painting by his son who he says is hugely inspired by Sheetal.
- February 08, 2024 20:49Rapturous applause for Leander Paes!
Leander Paes is felicitated for his recent inclusion into Tennis hall of fame. He will co-host the final three award categories.
- February 08, 2024 20:45NATIONAL TEAM OF THE YEAR
Chandu Borde and Jayen Mehta, Managing Director, Amul presents the award to the Indian Men’s Cricket Team!!
Ashish Shelar, Treasurer, BCCI and Mohammed Shami receive the award on behalf of the Indian men’s national cricket team.
Shelar speaks about the honour in receiving this award on behalf of the Cricket team, especially from the hands of veteran Chandu Borde. He also highlights the role played by the publication in promotion of the sport and opines that the award is for all cricketers in the country’s cricket pyramid, including the under-age teams.
- February 08, 2024 20:36LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The second IDFC First Bank Lifetime Achievement award will be present by N. Ram, director of the Hindu Group.
Amitabh Bachchan puts forth his regrets in not being able to make the event in person and announces the winner through a video message.
Veteran cricketer Chandu Borde is presented with the Lifetime Achievement record.
Chandu Borde jokes that he was selected for this award by Jury Chairman Sunil Gavaskar because he was the selector that named him captain. Chandu continues on in the same vein by saying he is no ODI cricketer to finish his speech off in two minutes.
Borde also speaks about the excellent job being done by the current Indian team and is cheered up by amount of talent doing the rounds in the country.
- February 08, 2024 20:27LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The IDFC First Bank Lifetime Achievement award will be presented by N. Murali, director of the Hindu Group.
The lifetime achievement award goes to.....Padma Shri Dr. KARNAM MALLESWARI!!
Malleswari speaks about the lack of facilities during her time and says she did not count any obstacle as a hindrance in her career, including a back-injury in 1998. She thanks her husband who she says went to lengths to provide her with the preparatory needs.
- February 08, 2024 20:18SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR (TEAM SPORTS)
Sunil Gavaskar, Jury Chair and Sam Balsara, Chairman Madison World will present the award.
Sunil Gavaskar highlights the difficulty in picking a winner every year for this prestigious award. He speaks about the joy in seeing the performances of all the athletes during the decision-making process and how inspirational they will be to the younger generation. He wants all the sportspersons to always be grateful of the institution they represent.
The winner of Sportsman of the Year is MOHAMMED SHAMI!!
Shami says he fully agrees with the points put forth by Gavaskar. He thanks the support which helped him succeed. He speaks about the facilities and the direction that must be provided to the young talented sportspersons to help them succeed in their field.
- February 08, 2024 20:13CLUB/STATE TEAM OF THE YEAR
Pravin Amre, Former Indian Cricketer and Amol Muzumdar, Head Coach of the Indian Women’s cricket team will present the award.
The winner of the best Club/State team goes to Saurashta Cricket team!!
Jaydev Shah, President Saurashtra Cricket Association thanks Niranjan Shah, stalwart of the SCA for developing the infrastructure for the team to succeed.
- February 08, 2024 20:10YOUNG ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR (FEMALE)
Anjali Bhagwat, Former Indian Shooter & Jury member and Priyanka Vempati, Head, Brand & Media, Nippon Paint will present the award.
The winner for Young Achiever is.... TILOTTAMA SEN!!
Tilottama thanks her parents for being there with her through her ups and downs.
- February 08, 2024 20:07YOUNG ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR (MALE)
Nilesh Kulkarni, Former Indian Cricketer and Suresh Balakrishna, CRO, The Hindu will present the award.
And the winner is..... PRATHAMESH JAWKAR!!
Prathamesh says this award will remain a core memory for him. He says the other sportspeople in the room seem like ‘tall, tall mountains’ to him and speaks about his pride in being a part of the Indian Archery setup.
- February 08, 2024 20:00CHAIRPERSON’S CHOICE - SPORT FOR SOCIAL GOOD
Dr. Nirmala Lakshman, Chairperson The Hindu Group, speaks about The Hindu Group’s unwavering support for social good.
The Sport for Social Good award goes to.... SHRI MATA VAISHNO DEVI SHRINE BOARD for their efforts in the promotion of sport apart from their religious duties.
Shri. Nirmala speaks about the Sports Complex established by the Board which provides support to the youth in preparing for the various Olympic sports.
Anshul Garg, CEO Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board receives the award on behalf of the winner.
- February 08, 2024 19:56SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR (TRACK AND FIELD)
The winner of this category is.... PARUL CHAUDHARY!!
Our steeplechase superstar thanks the organisers for bestowing her with the award.
- February 08, 2024 19:50SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR (TRACK AND FIELD)
P.T. Usha, queen of track & field & President of Indian Olympic Association will present the award.
P.T. Usha says it has been an honour to represent the country at multiple level, including the present as President of the IOA. She briefs us about the efforts put in by the government and says she is thankful that such efforts are being recognized.
And the winner is..... MEN’S RELAY TEAM!
Amoj Jacob spells his joy in sharing the evening with such celebrated sportspeople from across the country. He requests the audience to continue to support them during an all-important Olympic year.
- February 08, 2024 19:48SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR (PARASPORTS)
Aparna Popat, Jury member and Suvadeep Sengupta, DGM Sales- West, Nippon Paint will present the award.
The Sportswoman of the Year (Parasports) award goes to... THULASIMATHI MURUGESAN!
Thirumathi thanks the organizers for recognizing her efforts. She thanks her dad who is also her guru and Pullela Gopichand and his academy for the support they have provided.
- February 08, 2024 19:45SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR (PARASPORTS)
Suma Shirur, Former Indian Shooter and Ashwini Dua, IOCL will present the award.
And the award goes too...... Sumit Antil!!
Sumit says he will continue to try hard to achieve the same success which he achieved in Tokyo when the Paris Olympics begins this year.
- February 08, 2024 19:41SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR (INDIVIDUAL)
Chess Grandmaster Praveen Thipsay will present the award.
The winner of Sportswoman of the Year is ..... R. Vaishali!!
Vaishali says she feels truly honoured to receive this award and shares her feeling of inspiration to be among all the attendees gathered today.
- February 08, 2024 19:40BEST UNIVERSITY FOR THE PROMOTION OF SPORT
And the winner is.... SRM INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY!
R. Mohanakrishnan, Director of Sports, receives the award on behalf of the university.
- February 08, 2024 19:35BEST STATE FOR THE PROMOTION OF SPORT
MM Somaya and Ramesh Narayan, Founder Canco Advertising will announce the winner.
The award for Best State for promotion on sport goes to.... TAMIL NADU!
Hon. Udhayanidhi Stalin, Sports minister TN, receives the award on behalf of the State government.
Shri Udhayanidhi thanks the state Chief Minister M.K. Stalin for his support for the development of sport in the state. He also gives his congratulations to the TN team that finished second in the recently held Khelo India Youth Games held in Chennai.
- February 08, 2024 19:33BEST CORPORATE FOR THE PROMOTION OF SPORT
The award goes to.... TATA STEEL LTD!
Sarvesh Kumar, Chief of Corporate Communications, Tata Steel and Mukul Choudhary, CEO Jamshedpur Football Club & Chief of Sportscollect the award.
- February 08, 2024 19:31First up: BEST PSU FOR THE PROMOTION OF SPORT
Vandana Rao Carvalho, Olympian and Usha Girish, General Manager, United India Insurance Co Ltd will present the award.
The winners is.... NTPC LTD!
Neeraj Kapoor, General Manager CSR, NTPC LTD collects the award on behalf of the winners.
- February 08, 2024 19:24Ayon Sengupta, Editor, Sportstar addresses the gathering
“Our athletes have shed their inhibitions and are flying the tricolour high in every corner of the world,” says Ayon Sengupta, Editor, Sportstar.
“Sportstar too has been dreaming the same dream since 1978 and we have been fortunate to have witnessed many of the special moments from Indian sports,” he adds.
“Today is about honouring the heroes and I don’t want to stand in the way between you and your favourite athletes,” he concludes.
- February 08, 2024 19:19The awards night in underway!!
The Sportstar Aces Awards 2024 is now underway. Join host Cyrus Sahukar as he takes us through an evening of honouring the best in the sports fraternity!
- February 08, 2024 19:16Jury Awards
The Jury Awards are Sportsman of the Year (Individual Sports, Track and Field, Team Sports, Parasports), Sportswoman of the Year (Individual Sports, Track and Field, Team Sports, Parasports), Coach of the Year, Best State for Promotion of Sports, Best Corporate for Promotion of Sports, Best PSU for Promotion of Sports, Best College/University for Promotion of Sports, Lifetime Achievement Award, Young Achiever of the Year (Boy), and Young Achiever of the Year (Girl).
- February 08, 2024 19:14Popular Choice awards!
The five Popular Choice Awards are Sportsman of the Year, Sportswoman of the Year, National Team of the Year, Club Team of the Year, and Sporting Moment of the Year, which have got over two lakh votes so far.
- February 08, 2024 19:03Almost time!!
- February 08, 2024 18:59Sheetal Devi in contention for the Sportstar of the year (female)
- February 08, 2024 18:55#JurySpeak
Anjali Bhagwat, a jury member of the #SSAces2024, speaks on the confident performances of young Indian shooters making their mark in the international arena
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Olympic gold medal winner Abhinav Bindra talks about the delight of being part of the #SSAces2024 jury.
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- February 08, 2024 18:21A shoutout to all our sponsors!!
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- February 08, 2024 18:08Follow the ACES Awards 2024 live!
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- February 08, 2024 18:00What’s in store for tonight?
There will be 24 categories of awards presented today, among them five Popular Choice and 16 Jury Awards.
There will be a Chairperson’s Award for Sports for Social Good, honouring those who have used sports to make the world a better place and also two special awards -- International Icon and Ace of Aces.
- February 08, 2024 17:53Good evening!!
Hello and welcome to the Sportstar ACES 2024 being held at the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai.
Join us as we take you through all the awards in our live blog. Stay Tuned!!
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