Mariyappan Thangavelu Khel Ratna Award
New Delhi: Paralympic gold medalist Mariyappan Thangavelu, cricketer Rohit Sharma, boxer Vignesh Bogat and table tennis champion Manika Pathra have been nominated for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award 2020.
Decision By National Sports Committee
The selection committee for the National Sports Awards convened a consultative meeting on last Tuesday to select the athletes for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and the Arjuna Award. The announcement was made today. For the first time since 2016, four athletes have been nominated for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.
Previous Khel Ratna Award Winners
The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award has already been given to Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli. The award was first presented to Sachin Tendulkar in 1998, MS Dhoni in 2007 and Virat Kohli in 2018. Chennai High Court verdict is shocking .. Sterlite won the gold medal for the country’s first female wrestler Vinesh Bogat at the 2018 Asian Games. Similarly, in the same year, Manika Bhadra won gold and bronze by participating in the Commonwealth and Asian Games.
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