26 February 2016 Current Affairs: Long-distance runner Lalita Babar was on Monday named as the Sportsperson of the Year in the India Sports Awards 2015.The Indian Sports Award were given away at the conclusion of day one of Turf 2015-16, organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) with the support of the Sports Ministry.Babar qualified for Rio Olympics recently in the 3000m steepelchase event and is the current Indian national record holder. She also won a bronze medal in 2014 Incheon Asian Games and is the current Asian champion.Besides Babar, gynmast Dipa Karmakar was named as the Breakthrough Sportsperson of the Year while Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India was conferred with the Best National Sports Federation recognition.
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