“Prakash Padukone” the
Badminton Player, won the SJFI Medal in the Sports Journalists Federation of India, 2019.
The annual general meeting of Sports Journalists Federation of India (SJFI) 2019 was
. SJFI honors the sports-persons for their contribution to sport and for record-breaking reign in the National and international scene.
Prakash Padukone was chosen for the honor for his wholesome contribution to sport and for record-breaking reign in the
National and International podium
. Apart from awarding him, the committee also awarded Pankaj Advani, the Snooker payer, and Bajrang Punia the
were jointly awarded the SJFI Sportsperson of the Year 2019, whereas, Saurabh Choudhary from Shooting was awarded as the Emerging Talent of the Year 2019 and the Vidarbha
team was awarded as the Team of the Year 2019.
In the year 1971, Prakash Padukone won his first senior Indian National title at the young age of 16 years
Commonwealth Games he won the Gold medal
and two years later, he won the prestigious all-England title which helped him to gain the Number 1 spot in the World Badminton Rankings.