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Sports Journalists Federation of India Medal (SJFI Medal) 2019 was awarded to which badminton legend?
Prakash Padukone
Srikanth Kidambi
Pullela Gopichand
B. Sai Praneeth

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Prakash Padukone

Badminton legend Prakash Padukone was awarded the Sports Journalists’ Federation of India (SJFI) medal for 2019 at a warm ceremony at the Karnataka State Cricket Association here on Friday(14th Oct 2022).
* The medal was instituted in 2018, with Vijay Amritraj the first winner.

* The award function for 2019 was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
* In his remarks, Prakash Padukone discussed how badminton rose to become the “second most popular sport” in India.
* Cricket legend G.R. Viswanath was among those in attendance to honour the 1980 All England winner.
* Like Prakash Padukone, the legendary batter avoids the media, the camera, and public speaking. But he physically took the microphone to lead the praises because Padukone is ageless in this day of fleeting stardom.
* The attendees included former Indian batting champion V.V.S. Laxman, hockey stars Dhanraj Pillay and Arjun Halappa, international table tennis player Vasanth Bharadwaj, and badminton player Trupti Murgunde.
* The SJFI’s president, A. Vinod, greeted everyone..

Source : The Hindu

Published On : October 16, 2022
Category : Awards