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26 Sep, 2018
ceremony for the sports honors concluded yesterday with the Khel Ratna, and
Arjuna Awards presented to those sportspersons and athletes excelled in their
respective sports field.
honored with these awards were outstanding in their jobs and had established
themselves in the sports field. Not just this, but these talented Indian
sports persons have also waved the tricolor high.
Here are the
sports personalities who have received the prestigious awards:
KHEL RATNA AWARDS
In the award
ceremony, the Indian skipper and tremendous cricketer Virat Kohli honored by
the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. He was bestowed the award by the
Honourable President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday. The
29-year-old cricketer has been a batting maestro, who helped the team India to
win many matches. Plays the ODIs, Test Cricket and T20 Matches and with 35
centuries on his name already, Kohli is a real gem for the nation. According to
the ICC rankings, he is currently reigning at No 1 position in the world. Kohli
was present with his mother Saroj Kohli and his wife and actress Anushka
Nath Kovind also delightedly confers the honors of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
Award to the weightlifter Mirabai Chanu at Rashtrapati Bhawan. The superb
athlete won a gold medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games along with a gold medal
in IWF World Championship that took place last year. Chanu is also a 2014 CWG
N Sikki Reddy
The talented badminton player N Sikki Reddy cannot be more delighted as she was awarded the Arjuna Award for her explicit performance and contribution in the sport of badminton. The shuttler won a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in the doubles event, and also won gold in the Mixed team category in the same game events.
Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra was bestowed by the prestigious Arjuna Award at
the 2018 National Sports and Adventure Award function at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New
Delhi has bagged gold medal twice at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and Asian
Games 2018 and holds the national record.
World Champion sprinter Hima Das was honored with the Arjuna Award by the
President of India. The girl who belongs to a small village of Assam waved the
Indian flag high and had made the entire nation proud.
Army brat is not only serving the nation by sacrificing everything for the
nation like his other soldier brothers and sisters, but he has also made the
nation proud in the athletics. He won silver in the 800 m event and gold in the
1500 m event at the Asian Games 2018.
medallist shooter at the 18th edition of the Asiad, Rahi Sarnobat was also
awarded the Arjuna Award for her achievements and contribution to the nation.
Previously, Rahi conquered a bronze medal in the 2014 Asian Games.
the Table Tennis player, was also honored with the Arjuna Award 2018 at the
National Sports and Adventure Award event 2018, held at Rashtrapati Bhawan in
New Delhi. This year, the player won four prestigious medals out of which, one
is from the Commonwealth Games 2018.
this, the Hockey star Shri Manpreet Singh was also conferred with Arjuna Award.
At the Asian Games 2018, he won a bronze medal (Men Team), Gold Medal (Men
Team) in Asia Cup 2017, Silver Medal (Men Team) in CWG 2014 and Gold Medal (Men
Team) in Asian Games 2014.
Tennis, G Sathiyan also won Arjuna Award 2018, for his contribution in the
sport. He has won a gold medal (Men Team) in CWG 2018, silver medal (Men
Doubles) in CWG 2018, bronze medal (Mixed Doubles) in CWG 2018 and bronze medal
(Men Team) in Asian Games 2018.
Savita Punia was also awarded Arjuna Award for her incredible achievements in
Nath Kovind bestowed Arjuna Award to Shubhankar Sharma for his explicit
performance in Golf.
Nath Kovind bestowed Arjuna Award 2018 upon Manoj Sarkar for his outstanding
achievements in Para-Badminton with Silver in BWF Para-Badminton World Championship
2017 and Gold, Bronze medals in BWF Asian Para-Badminton Championship 2016
Here is the
full list of the awards given in various categories by President Ram Nath
Kovind at the National Sports Awards.