Lifetime Achievement award for Rahul Dravid
India’s top archer Deepika Kumari was Thursday named the Sportsperson of the Year at the India Sports Awards, presented by FICCI. Former India captain Rahul Dravid was conferred with the Lifetime Achievement award.
After being one of the medal contenders at th adidas gazelle e 2012 London Olympics, where she failed adidas gazelle to impress, Deepika came back strongly in July 2013 to win the gold medal in stage 3 of the Archery World Cup at Medellin, Colombia.
She also went on to bag the silver medal at the 2013 FITA Archery World Cup in September 2013, her third silver in as many appearances in the World Cup.
Devendra Jhajharia, who won the gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics, was named the para sportsperson of the year.
The team of the year award went to the Indian women’s archery team.
All India Football Federation (AIFF) received adidas gazelle the Best National Sports Federation Award while Oil and Nat adidas gazelle ural Gas Corporation (ONGC) was given the Best Company Promoting Sports award.