SJAM Golden Jubilee Awards 2016

Maharashtra’s sixth Chess GM Shardul Gagare, and steeplechase specialist Lalita Babar, who finished a creditable 10th in the Rio Olympics, have been chosen for the Sports Journalists Association of Mumbai’s (SJAM) Golden Jubilee Annual Awards 2016.

Ahmedanagar-based Gagare will receive the Sportsman of the year award and the Satara-based Lalita, the Sportswoman of the year award.

Mumbai and India middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane has been chosen for the International Cricketer of the Year award, Rohit Sharma for a special award for making the highest ODI score at Kolkata in 2014 while Shardul Thakur and Shreyas Iyer would share the Ranji Trophy Cricketer of the year award.

Mumbai Cricket Association has been chosen for the team of the year award. Mumbai won the Ranji Trophy for the 41st time, defeating Saurashtra in the final.

Other award winners:

Abhilasha Mahtre (Sportsperson of the year Indian Games, Kabaddi),

Siddhant Bhantia (Junior sportsman of the year, Tennis),

Akanksha Hagawane (Junior sportswoman of the year, Chess),

Devika Vaidya (Woman cricketer of the year),

Arrmaan Jaffer (Junior cricketer of the year),

Kabaddi team U Mumba (Excellence award),

Rizvi College of Arts, Science and Commerce (Best college of the year),

Bombay Scottish School, Mahim (Best school of the year),

Billiards and Snooker Association of Maharashtra (Innovative tournament award),

Otters Club (Club of the year).