The Sportstar Aces Awards 2023 took place on 27 February at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai.
PR Sreejesh was named Sportsman of the Year (Team Sports) for his outstanding performance in 2022.
In January 2022, Indian hockey goalkeeper PR Sreejesh became only the second Indian to be named the World Games Athlete of the Year.
Savita Punia won the Sportswoman of the Year award in (Team Sports).
Odisha was awarded the ‘Best State for Sports Promotion’ award. The Government of Odisha along with Hockey India recently hosted the FIH Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 held at Bhubaneswar – Rourkela.
The event is supported by IDFC First Bank, Indian Oil, India Cements, United India, Ramaiah University, Experimenta Science Center GD Naidu Charity, Finolex Pipes, LIC, BPCL, Samsonite, Big Basket, Nippon Paint, CRICHQ, Wordswork, NewsX and Casagrand.
Sportstar Aces 2023 Winners List :
SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR (CRICKET) : Hardik Pandya
SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR (CRICKET) : Harmanpreet Kaur
SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR (TRACK AND FIELD) : Avinash Sable
SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR (TRACK AND FIELD) : Annu Rani
SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR (TEAM SPORTS) : PR Sreejesh and Sunil Chhetri
SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR (TEAM SPORTS) : Savita Punia
SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR (OLYMPIC SPORTS) : Rudrankksh Patil
SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR (OLYMPIC SPORTS) : Nikhat Zareen
SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR (RACQUET SPORTS) : Lakshya Sen and Sharath Kamal
SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR (RACQUET SPORTS) : Dipika Pallikal Karthik
SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR (PARASPORTS) : Rahul Jakhar (Shooting)
SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR (PARASPORTS) : Manish Ramadass (Badminton)
COACH OF THE YEAR : Bhaskar Bhatt
BEST YOUNG ACHIEVER (BOY) : D Gukesh
BEST YOUNG ACHIEVER (GIRL) : Rhythm Sangwan and Antim Pangal
BEST PSU FOR THE PROMOTION OF SPORTS : ONGC
BEST CORPORATE FOR THE PROMOTION OF SPORT: JSW
BEST STATE FOR THE PROMOTION OF SPORT : Odisha
BEST University FOR THE PROMOTION OF SPORT : Jain University
BEST GRASSROOTS COACH : Merzban Patel (Hockey)
COMEBACK OF THE YEAR : Vinesh Phogat and Anwar Ali
SPORTSTAR OF THE YEAR (MALE) : Neeraj Chopra
SPORTSTAR OF THE YEAR (FEMALE) : Mirabai Chanu
NATIONAL TEAM OF THE YEAR : Thomas Cup-winning team