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ESPN India Awards 2019

Published on February 22, 2020
Current context: The ESPN India Awards 2019 was announced on 20th February 2020.
 ESPN India Awards 2019
  • The ESPN.in Awards recognise the best individual and team performances in Indian sport on a calendar-year basis.
  • The winners were selected on the basis of votes by a 16-member panel that comprises of the sports fraternity
  • Cricket is not included in these awards as it is already covered by ESPN Cricinfo's annual awards.
  • Shuttler P V Sindhu won the “ESPN's Female Sportsperson of the Year award” on 20th February 2020.
  • She has won the award for a third consecutive time.
  • Shooter Saurabh Chaudhary bagged the honour of the ESPN's male Sportsperson of the Year award.
  • Saurabh won a total of five World Cup gold medals at the ISSF World Cup 2019 along with a bronze at the World Cup in Rio.
  • Sprinter Dutee Chand became the first winner of the “Courage Award” for being inspirational both on and off the field.
  • Chess player Koneru Humpy won the award for the “Comeback of the Year”.
  • Wrestler Deepak Punia bagged coveted ESPN's Emerging Sports Person of the Year award.
  • Badminton Coach Pullela Gopichand claimed the Coach of the Year award, for nurturing two Olympic medalists in Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu.
  • P V Sindhu's World Championship win against Japan's Nozomi Okuhara, the first by an Indian in badminton, has also been selected as the Moment of the Year.
  • Manu Bhaker-Saurabh Chaudhary grabbed the Team of the Year honour.
  • Manasi Joshi won Differently-abled Athlete of the Year/Para-Athlete of the Year award.
  • Hockey player Balbir Singh Senior, has been conferred with ESPN's Lifetime Achievement Award.


Q.1 Who is the ESPN's Female Sportsperson of the Year 2019?
a. Dutee Chand
b. Saina Nehwal
c. Mary Kom
d. P V Sindhu
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