TOISA 2023: Neeraj Chopra, Mohammed Shami, Sheetal Devi headline the list of winners | More sports News

Feb23,2024



Lucknow: At a glittering ceremony held in Lucknow on Friday, The Times of India Sports Awards (TOISA) 2023 celebrated the stellar performances and achievements of Indian athletes across various disciplines. From historic wins to emerging talents, the event showcased the country's rich sporting talent.
Neeraj ChopraThe reigning world champion in men's javelin throw emerged as the big winner of the night by winning both the 'Sportsperson of the Year' and 'Athlete of the Year' awards for his remarkable victory at the Budapest World Athletics Championships. asian games,
TOISA 2023,as it happened
In the para-sports category, Sumit Antil and Sheetal Devi Jointly awarded as 'Para Sportsperson of the Year' for his extraordinary feats in javelin throw and para-archery respectively. Her achievements, including Antil's historic gold at the Para World Athletics Championships and Devi's stellar performances at the Para World Archery Championships and Asian Games, earned her widespread praise.

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Legendary track and field athlete PT Usha was honored with the 'Lifetime Achievement Award' for her illustrious career which saw her dominate the track and field with four gold and seven silver medals at the Asian Games.
Archers Ojas Deotale and Jyoti Surekha were named 'Archers of the Year' in the men's and women's categories respectively, while Rakesh Kumar and Sheetal Devi were honored as 'Para Archers of the Year'.
Badminton legends Chirag Shetty, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, HS Prannoy, PV Sidhu and others were praised for their outstanding contribution to the game. Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy were named 'Doubles Player of the Year', while HS Prannoy won the 'Singles Player of the Year' award. In the women's category, Gayatri Gopichand and Tressa Jolly were awarded as 'Doubles Players of the Year'. PV Sindhu Won the 'Singles Player of the Year' award.
Cricket skills were also recognized Mohammed Shami and Deepti Sharma earned the title of 'Cricketer of the Year' in the men's and women's categories respectively.

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In chess, brother-sister R Praggnanandhaa and R Vaishali created history by winning the 'Chess Player of the Year' awards in their respective categories.
The Indian men's 4x400m relay team, which broke the Asian record at the World Athletics Championships and won the gold medal at the Asian Games, was named 'Team of the Year'.
Para-sports received significant attention with ten award categories, including recognition for shooters Avani Lekhara and Rudransh Khandelwal, and Bhavinaben Patel was named 'Para-Table Tennis Player of the Year'.
Emerging talents were also honored at the event, with archer Aditi Gopichand Swami and shooter Isha Singh sharing the 'Emerging Sportsperson of the Year' award.
The TOISA 2023 ceremony underlined the depth of talent and spirit of excellence prevalent in Indian sports, setting the stage for continued success and achievements on the global stage.
Here is the full list of TOISA 2023 award winners:
Player of the Year: Neeraj Chopra
Para Player of the Year: Sumit Antil and Sheetal Devi
Team of the Year: Indian Men's 4x400m Relay Team (Amoj Jacob, Mijo Chacko, Mohammad Anas, Mohammad Ajmal, Nihal Joel, Rajesh Ramesh)
Coach of the Year: Deepali Deshpande
lifetime Achievement Award: P T Usha
Archer of the Year (Male): Ojas Praveen Devtale
Archer of the Year (Women): Jyoti Surekha Vennam
Para Archer of the Year (Male): Rakesh Kumar
Para Archer of the Year (Women): Sheetal Devi
Athlete of the Year (Male): Neeraj Chopra
Athlete of the Year (Women): Parul Chaudhary
Para Athlete of the Year: sachin khilari
Badminton Player of the Year (Men – Singles): HS Pranay
Badminton Player of the Year (Women – Singles): PV Sindhu
Badminton Player of the Year (Men – Doubles): Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy
Badminton Player of the Year (Women – Doubles): Gayatri Gopichand and Tressa Jolly
Para Badminton Player of the Year (Men): Nitesh Kumar
Para Badminton Player of the Year (Women): Murugesan Thulasimathi
Billiards/Snooker Player of the Year: Pankaj Advani
Boxer of the Year (Male): Mohammad Hussamuddin
Boxer of the Year (Women): Lovlina Borgohain
Chess Player of the Year (Male): R Praggnanandha
Chess Player of the Year (Women): R Vaishali
Para Chess Player of the Year: Darpan Inani
Cricketer of the Year (Male): Mohammed Shami
Cricketer of the Year (Women): Deepti Sharma
Equestrian Rider of the Year: Anush Agarwal/Hridaya Chheda/Divyakriti Singh/Sudipti Hajela
Footballer of the Year (Male): Sunil Chhetri
Footballer of the Year (Women): Anju Tamang
Hockey Player of the Year (Male): Hardik Singh
Hockey Player of the Year (Women): Salima Tete
Kabaddi Player of the Year (Male): Pawan Sehrawat
Kabaddi Player of the Year (Women): Ritu Negi
Para Canoeist of the Year: Prachi Yadav
Para Judoka of the Year: Kapil Parmar
Para Powerlifter of the Year: Zainab Khatoon
Rover of the Year:Ashish Kumar / Bhim Singh / Jaswinder Singh / Punit Kumar
Sailor of the Year: Neha Thakur
Shooter of the Year (Male): Rudraksh Patil
Shooter of the Year (Women): Sift Kaur Samra
Para Shooter of the Year (Male): Rudransh Khandelwal
Para Shooter of the Year (Women): Avni Lekhara
Squash Player of the Year (Male): Saurav Ghoshal
Squash Player of the Year (Women): Deepika Pallikal
Table Tennis Player of the Year: Ayhika Mukherjee and Sutirtha Mukherjee
Para Table Tennis Player of the Year: Bhavinaben Patel
Tennis Player of the Year (Male): Rohan Bopanna
Tennis Player of the Year (Women): Rutuja Bhosle
Wrestler of the Year (Male): Sunil Kumar
Wrestler of the Year (Women): last pangal
Emerging Player of the Year: Aditi Gopichand Swami and Isha Singh
Changemaker of the Year: Uttar Pradesh



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