|CNN-IBN INDIAN OF THE YEAR 2009 SPORTS NOMINATIONS|
Bhaichung Bhutia was nominated for being the world class player in the Indian Football Team and stood as a successfull captain in Nehru cup, who showed an extraordinary performance.
Gautam Gambhir was nominated for showing the consistent performance in all three three forms of game and winning ICC Test Cricketer of the Year.
Leander Paes was nominated for reaching four grand slams in 2009 and won two of them at the age of 37.
Pankal Advani was nominated for getting World Professional Billiards title and he is the only man who got world amateur and professional title.
|SAINA NEHWAL (Winner)
Saina Nehwal was nominated and stood as a winner for being the first woman to win a Super Series title in the Indian Badminton.
Vijender Singh was nominated for getting two firsts. One is for winning a World Championship medal for boxing ans the another is for being first in his category.