Rani Rampal, Saurabh Chaudhary bag FICCI India Sports Awards 2019
United News of India , Dec 12, 2019
Indian women's hockey team captain Rani Rampal and shooting star Saurabh Chaudhary, were chosen as Sports Person of the Year Awards in the female and male category at the FICCI India Sports Awards 2019 here last evening.
Rani played a instrumental role taking India to qualify for 2020 Tokyo Olympics after she scored winning goal in the two-legged qualifier against US in November.
While, 2018 Asian Games Gold Medalist Saurabh Chaudhary is the biggest medal contender in shooting at Tokyo Olympics.
The coveted FICCI India Sports Awards are an attempt by FICCI to acknowledge and recognize the contribution of sports persons and various stakeholders who deliver excellent results during the year.
Odisha Sports Minister Tusharkanti Behera and secretary-cum-commissioner, Department of Sports & Youth Services, Vishal Kumar Dev, presented the awards to the winners.
Other awardees are: Breakthrough Sports Person of the Year - Amit Panghal, Lifetime Achievement Award (Athlete) - Pankaj Advani, Best National Sports Federation - National Rifle Association of India, Para-Athlete of the Year - Sandeep Chaudhary, Special Recognition Para-Athlete of the Year - Manasi Joshi, Special Recognition Breakthrough Sports Person of the Year - Esow Alben, Coach or Support Staff of the Year - Satyanarayana, Lifetime Achievement Award (Administrator) - Govindaraj Kempareddy, Best State Promoting Sports - Odisha, Best Sports Journalist - Kamesh Srinivasan
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