Rahul Awarehas to be honored with the best sportsman of the year award
Commonwealth Games gold medallist grappler Rahul Awarehas have been chosen for the sportsman of the year award to be given by the Sports Journalists' Association of Mumbai (SJAM). Aware bagged the gold medal in 57 kg freestyle category during the Commonwealth Games held at Gold Coast, Australia, earlier this year.
Ace markswomen Tejaswini Sawant and Heena Sidhu have been chosen for the sportswomen of the year award, a release issued by the SJAM said Tuesday. Young cricketer Prithvi Shaw has been chosen for the cricketer of the year award while Kabaddi star Rishank Devadiga will be conferred with the sportsman of the year, Indian Games award.
Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar's coach Ramakant Achrekar will get the lifetime achievement award.
Former Olympians SS 'Babu' Narayan (football/ basketball), Mary D'Souza (athletics) and Murlikant Petkar (Paralympics) have also been chosen for the lifetime achievement awards, the release said.
The SJAM will also felicitate sports scribes Dara Pochkhanawalla, Hemendra Vyas and Shivram Sonawadekar at the awards function to be held in October. The awards have been sponsored by Star Sports channel.