Sportstar Aces Awards: Gurjit Kaur is sportswoman of the year

Gurjit scored a hat-trick in the opening match of the Asian Games against Indonesia and then a brace against South Korea to help India reach the final.

India's Gurjit Kaur (centre) celebrates after scoring a goal against Indonesia.   -  AFP

The Indian women's hockey team’s ace drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur was named the Sportswoman of the Year (Other Team Sport) at the Sportstar Aces Awards, supported by Supreme Committee of Delivery and Legacy, in association with MRF, in Mumbai.

She scored a hat-trick in the opening match of the Asian Games against Indonesia and then a brace against South Korea to help India reach the final.

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Former India cricket captain Sunil Gavaskar, The Hindu Publishing Group chairman N. Ram, former India hockey captain M.M. Somaya, Olympian shooter Anjali Bhagwat and Olympian long-jumper Anju Bobby George selected the deserving winners in categories involving young athletes, teams, coaches and parathletes.

The Aces Awards are an effort to highlight the untold stories of struggle, fierce dedication and selfless work behind an athlete’s ascension, irrespective of the popularity of the sport.

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