Apr 16, 2022

People's champion

Neeraj Chopra is an amiable interviewee, and to an almost disorienting degree, his vibe is normal. Talking to him is like conversing with a former college classmate you didn’t know well but always thought fondly of. Neeraj, the Sportman of the Year at the annual Sportstar Aces Awards, charmed everyone present with his simplicity, and candour.

Briefing

Archives

European Leagues round-up: Barcelona ends Madrid’s El Clasico domination

Barcelona ended its five-match losing streak against Real Madrid in style as the Blaugranas thumped their arch-rival 4-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu

Food For Thought

Shun extreme diets for long life and health

There is common sense when it comes to a diet. You do it under the supervision of a dietitian or a nutritionist.

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Neeraj Chopra, the people's champion

Neeraj can almost disappear, as both an athlete and a public figure. He is the nice fella, who could live next door.

Last Word

When it is all wrists, it is all grace

The first wristy Indian batsman to come to international notice was the great Ranjitsinhji (Ranji) in the 19th century, who “batted as if he had no bones” and startled bowlers while inventing the leg glance. It is a tradition that was carried forward by the likes of Gundappa Vishwanath, Mohammad Azharuddin and V. V. S. Laxman.

Statsman

Statsman: Rohit Sharma in elite list of Indian captains

Rohit Sharma is the fifth Indian cricketer to lead India in all three formats in international cricket.

Archives

Lakshya Sen: growing in stature after All England run

A bronze medal at the World Championships, a semifinal appearance at the BWF World Tour Finals, and a title win at India Open BWF World Tour Super 500 have all come during the last six months for Lakshya Sen. And he is hungry for more.

Archives

ISL 2021-22: Entertaining highs, dubious lows

The eighth season of the Indian Super League was by far the most closely-contested and entertaining campaign. Here’s a look back at the best and worst from the season gone by.

On The Write Line

Sportstar Aces 2022: A starry affair

It was wonderful to see the winners get such a rousing ovation. The bonding over dinner between sportspersons of different disciplines was such a heartwarming sight.

ISL 2021-22

A joyous return after 735 days of exile

ISL welcomed fans back for the final to make football what it has always been — A Beautiful Game.

Archives

The coronation of the Nizams

The final of the Indian Super League 2021-22 saw the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda embrace a new champion as Hyderabad FC beat Kerala Blasters 3-1 on penalties.

ACES Awards

Vijay Sharma wins Coach of the Year award at Sportstar Aces 2022

Vijay Sharma on Saturday was adjudged Coach of the Year at the 2022 Sportstar Aces Awards

Hockey

Rupinder Pal Singh, Harmanpreet Singh win Sportsman of the Year (Team Sports) award at Sportstar Aces 2022

Rupinder Pal Singh and Harmanpreet Singh win Sportsman of the Year (Team Sports) at the 2022 Sportstar Aces Awards at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai on Saturday.

Hockey

Savita wins Sportswoman of the Year (Team Sports) award at Sportstar Aces 2022

Savita Punia was adjudged the Sportswoman of the Year (Team Sports) at the 2022 Sportstar Aces Awards at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai on Saturday.

Cricket

Mithali Raj wins Sportswoman of the Year (Cricket) award at Sportstar Aces 2022

Mithali Raj on Saturday was adjudged Sportswoman of the Year (Cricket) at the 2022 Sportstar Aces Awards, which was held at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai.

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Sumit Antil wins Para Athlete of the Year (Male) at Sportstar Aces 2022

Antil proved his dominance in the javelin throw of F64 category landing gold with a distance of 68.95m and a new world record to boot at the Tokyo Olympics.

Hockey

Ajit Pal Singh wins IDFC Lifetime Achievement award at Sportstar Aces 2022

Ajit Pal played in the first three editions of the men’s hockey World Cup and bagged a bronze and a silver in 1971 and 1973 before leading the Indian side to its only World Cup gold medal in 1975 in Kuala Lumpur.

Wrestling

Ravi Dahiya wins Sportsman of the Year (Individual sports) award at Sportstar Aces 2022

In August 2021, Ravi Dahiya created history by clinching the silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Badminton

Sportstar Aces Awards 2022: Pramod Bhagat wins Special Recognition Award

Indian para-shuttler Pramod Bhagat was given the Special Recognition Award at the 2022 Sportstar Aces Awards at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai on Saturday.

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Arif Khan wins Special Recognition Award at Sportstar Aces 2022

At 31, Arif became the first Indian athlete to win direct quota spots for two different events at a Winter Olympics, when he secured a spot in the men's giant slalom on December 29 in an International Ski Federation (FIS) event in Montegro.

Football

Sportstar Aces Awards 2022: Mumbai City FC wins the Club of the Year award

Mumbai City FC was adjudged the Club of the Year at the 2022 Sportstar Aces Awards at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai on Saturday.

Hockey

Indian men's hockey team wins Moment of the Year award at Sportstar Aces 2022

The Indian men's hockey team mounted a staggering fightback to beat Germany 5-4 in the bronze medal match in Tokyo, for its first hockey medal at the Games since 1980.

ACES Awards

Kamalpreet Kaur wins Sportswoman of the Year (Track and Field) award at Sportstar Aces 2022

Kamalpreet Kaur on Saturday was adjudged Sportswoman of the Year (Track and Field) at the 2022 Sportstar Aces Awards.

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Reliance Foundation wins Sports for Social Good (Chairperson's choice) award at Sportstar Aces 2022

Since inception, the sports for development initiatives of Reliance Industries Limited have reached over 21.5 million kids across the country from 13,000+ schools and colleges.

Badminton

PV Sindhu wins Sportswoman of the Year (Racquet Sports) award at Sportstar Aces 2022

Ace shuttler PV Sindhu was adjudged Sportswoman of the Year (Racquet Sports) at the 2022 Sportstar Aces Awards at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai on Saturday.

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Mirabai Chanu wins Sportstar of the Year (Female) Award at Sportstar Aces 2022

Mirabai won India's first medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after clinching silver in the women's 49 kg event. This is India's first silver in weightlifting at the Olympics. Mirabai lifted a total of 202 kg.

ACES Awards

Neeraj Chopra wins Sportsman of the Year (Track and Field) award at Sportstar Aces 2022

Neeraj Chopra on Saturday was adjudged Sportsman of the Year (Track and Field) at the 2022 Sportstar Aces Awards, which was held at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai.

Cricket

Ashwin wins Sportsman of the Year (Cricket) award at Sportstar Aces 2022

Ravichandran Ashwin on Saturday was adjudged Sportsman of the Year (Cricket) at the 2022 Sportstar Aces Awards, which was held at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai.

ACES Awards

Sportstar Aces Awards: Avani Lekhara adjudged 'Para Athlete of the Year (Female)'

Avani, 20, emerged as the first Indian woman to bag gold in the Paralympics in Tokyo in 2021.

ACES Awards

Sportstar Aces Awards: Nihal Sarin named BYJU's Young Athlete of the Year (Male)

Nihal has had a great year, winning the Silver Lake Open in Serbia, the Serbian Open, and the Biel GMT Blitz in Switzerland.

ACES Awards

Sportstar Aces Awards: Esha Singh wins BYJU's Young Athlete of the Year (Female)

In 2021, she struck silver in the 10m air pistol and 50m pistol events at the Junior World Championships in Lima, Peru.

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Uday Pawar wins 'Best Grassroots Coach' award at Sportstar Aces 2022

After a long career of 23 years in competitive badminton, Uday Pawar turned to coaching and produced many players who went on to become national champions and won major international events for the country.

ACES Awards

Sportstar Aces Awards: India women's hockey team, Aditi Ashok win 'Breakthrough Performance of the Year' award

Sportstar on Saturday recognised the stellar run of the Indian Women's Hockey Team at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics by awarding the members of the squad with the 'Breakthrough Performance of the Year' award.

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Haryana wins Best State for Promotion of Sports Award at Sportstar Aces 2022

Haryana won the Best State for Promotion of Sports award at the Sportstar Aces Awards 2022 in Mumbai on Saturday.

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Sportstar Aces Awards 2022: JSW Group wins Best Corporate for Promotion of Sports Award

The JSW Group was adjudged the best corporate for promotion of sports at the 2022 Sportstar Aces Awards at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai on Saturday.

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IndianOil Corporation Ltd wins Best PSU for the Promotion of Sports Award at Sportstar Aces 2022

Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) won the Best PSU for the Promotion of Sports award at the Sportstar Aces Awards on Monday.

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Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology adjudged best University for Promotion of Sports at Sportstar Aces 2022

The Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) in Bhubaneswar was adjudged the best university for promotion of sports at the 2022 Sportstar Aces Awards.

Statsman

Statsman: Rohit Sharma tops against Windies

Rohit Sharma tops the chart for scoring most number of runs against the West Indies in T20I cricket