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Gender SpecificPlay
Used mainly for males; 'sportswoman' is the female equivalent. SlideThe award for best sportsman went to him while she received best sportswoman.
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Not Always ProfessionalPlay
Can refer to someone skilled in sports, not necessarily a paid professional. SlideAlthough he's an amateur, he's an outstanding sportsman in local cricket.
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Respect and AdmirationPlay
Implies a person is admired for their athletic skills or achievements. SlideThe school honored him as a sportsman for his basketball talent.