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Milkha Singh wins lifetime achievement

Milkha Singh wins lifetime achievement 

Milkha Singh was honoured with the lifetime achievement award at the second edition of the Indian Sports Honour. 

Key Points 

  • That is an initiative by Sanjiv Goenka, Chairman, RP-SG Group and Virat Kohli, held on September 27 at Dome, Mumbai.
  • During this occasion a total of seventeen honours were presented, which comprises of eleven Jury Honours, one Lifetime Achievement Honour, and six popular choice honours.
  • Milkha Singh, 92, best known as the 'Flying Sikh'.
  • Milkha Singh most remembered for finishing fourth in the 400m final in the 1960 Rome Olympic Games, was bestowed with the lifetime achievement award.
  • The Indian Cricket's men team, who bagged the honoured of the 'Team of the Year' led by Kohli himself.
  • 200 journalists from the Sports Journalist Federation of India (SJFI) were shortlisted by nominees for the Honours, which included among others Sanjiv Goenka, Pulella Gopichand, Mahesh Bhupathi, Sardar Singh, Abhinav Bindra, P T Usha and Anjali Bhagwat.

Winners:

Jury Honours:

  • Differently Abled Sportsman of the Year: Sandeep Chaudhary
  • Differently Abled Sportswoman of the Year: Rakshita Raju
  • Emerging Sportsman of the Year: Saurabh Chaudhary
  • Emerging Sportswoman of the Year: Manu Bhaker
  • Coach of the Year: Pulella Gopichand
  • Sportsman of the Year (Individual): Bajrang Punia
  • Sportswoman of the Year (Individual): Vinesh Phogat
  • Sportsman of the Year (Team): Sunil Chhetri
  • Sportswoman of the Year (Team): Smriti Mandhana
  • Team of the Year: Indian Cricket Team - Men
  • Lifetime Achievement Honour: Milkha Singh 

Popular Choice Honours:

  • Breakthrough Performance of the Year - Male: Jasprit Bumrah
  • Breakthrough Performance of the Year - Female: Jemimah Rodrigues
  • Spirit of Sport Honour: Sunil Chhetri
  • Comeback of the Year: Dipa Karmakar
  • Club of the Year: Chennai Super Kings
  • Fan Club of the Year: Whistle Podu Army CSK Fan Club

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