The second edition of the Indian Sports Honours (ISH), an initiative by Sanjiv Goenka, Chairman, RP-SG Group and Virat Kohli was held on 27th September 2019 at Dome, NSCI, SVP Stadium, Mumbai.
The annual ceremony, aimed to recognize and honour India’s top performing athletes for the period of 1st January to 31st December 2018, was attended by the biggest names in the sporting, entertainment and corporate fraternity.
A total of seventeen Honours were presented at the ceremony, comprising eleven Jury Honours, including one Lifetime Achievement Honour, and six Popular Choice Honours known as the ‘Star Sports Believe Honours’.
The nominees for the Honours were shortlisted by over 200 journalists from the Sports Journalist Federation of India (SJFI), who are experts on the performances of Indian athletes in the period of consideration. The Jury Honours were then decided by the ISH jury which included eminent leaders and Indian sporting champions like Sanjiv Goenka, Pulella Gopichand, Mahesh Bhupathi, Sardar Singh, Abhinav Bindra, PT Usha and Anjali Bhagwat. The winners of the Popular Choice Honours, the ‘Star Sports Believe Honours’, were selected by the sports loving fans themselves who voted for their favourite sportspeople on Twitter earlier this year. The winners of each category were decided based on the highest number of votes in each category.
The complete list of winners is appended below
Differently Abled Sportsman of the Year
Differently Abled Sportswoman of the Year
Emerging Sportsman of the Year
Emerging Sportswoman of the Year
Coach of the Year
Sportsman of the Year (Individual)
Sportswoman of the Year (Individual)
Sportsman of the Year (Team)
Sportswoman of the Year (Team)
Team of the Year
Indian Cricket Team: Men
Lifetime Achievement Honour
Popular Choice Honours - Star Sports Believe Honours
Breakthrough Performance of the Year – Male
Breakthrough Performance of the Year - Female
Spirit of Sport Honour
Comeback of the Year
Club of the Year
Chennai Super Kings
Fan Club of the Year
Whistle Podu Army – CSK Fan Club