The Times of India is now back with the 5th edition of its flagship property, Times of India Sports Awards. To be held in New Delhi on October 14, 2022, TOISA 2021 promises to be bigger, better and grander than ever and will see the attendance of Olympic Champion Neeraj Chopra and silver medalist PV Sindhu.
This theme of awards this year is #MoreSweatMoreGlory in view of India’s exceptional show at the Olympics and Paralympics.
Talking about TOISA 2021, Puneet Gupt, COO, Times Internet says, “TOISA has always endeavored to recognise & applaud the best and the brightest gems of Indian sports. What makes this year’s TOISA more special is India’s awe-inspiring show at the Olympics and Paralympics last year. In many ways, this year’s awards are dedicated to these Olympians, Paralympians and all other sporting heroes who have shed their blood and sweat for that one moment of glory. That’s why our theme for TOISA this time is #MoreSweatMoreGlory.”
There are over 20 categories for awards and special mentions this year. The nominees are a mixed bag of rising and shining stars of Indian sports that include Indian sports stars like Tokyo Olympic medallists Neeraj Chopra, PV Sindhu & Mirabai Chanu, and para athletes Pramod Bhagat & Sumit Antil. Overall, there are over 35 awardees for TOISA 2021.
To decide the winners, the team put together an esteemed jury comprising distinguished sports personalities such as cricket all-rounder and member of the 1983 World Cup winning team Madan Lal, Olympic medal winning shooter Gagan Narang, former India hockey captain and Haryana sports Minister Sandeep Singh, veteran Indian athlete Anju Bobby George who was the first Indian athlete to win an athletics World Championships medal, Paralympic Games silver medallist Deepa Malik, Olympic medal winning boxer Vijender Singh along with Akaash Dasgupta, Sports Editor of Times of India Online.