Sportstar Aces Awards: Sindhu, Manika share top honours

Sindhu’s BWF World Tour Finals win was the highlight of 2018 while Manika rose to prominence in 2018 with terrific performances at the Commonwealth Games.

Batra rose to prominence in 2018 with terrific performances at the Commonwealth Games, winning four medals in a single edition.   -  biswaranjan rout

P. V. Sindhu and Manika Batra are the joint winners in the Sportswoman of the Year category for racquet sports at the Sportstar Aces Awards supported by Supreme Committee of Delivery and Legacy, in association with MRF.

Sindhu’s BWF World Tour Finals win was the highlight of 2018, which included silver medals across the Commonwealth Games, the World Championships and the Asian Games in singles, and a gold in the team event at the CWG.

Sindhu’s BWF World Tour Finals win was the highlight of 2018.   -  GETTY IMAGES

 

Batra rose to prominence in 2018 with terrific performances at the Commonwealth Games, winning four medals in a single edition – individual gold, doubles silver, women’s team gold and mixed doubles bronze.

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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.