A list of the athletes who are recommended for the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award has been released.
New Delhi: A list of the athletes who are recommended for the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award has been released.
Tokyo Olympics gold medal-winning javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra and silver medal-winning wrestler Ravi Dahiya are set to receive the prestigious Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award apart from nine other athletes on Wednesday.
Olympic bronze-winning pugilist Lovlina Borgohain, footballer Sunil Chhetri, cricketer Mithali Raj, hockey player PR Sreejesh are also picked for the award.
Paralympic shooter Avani Lekhara was included among the five para-athletes who were nominated for the Khel Ratna award.
Meanwhile, India batsman Shikhar Dhawan was among the 35 athletes who were nominated for the Arjuna award.
Here is a list of 11 Indian athletes who have been recommended for the Khel Ratna Award:
— Neeraj Chopra (Athletics)
— Ravi Dahiya (Wrestling)
— PR Sreejesh (Hockey)
— Lovlina Borgohain (Boxing)
— Sunil Chhetri (Football)
— Mithali Raj (Cricket)
— Pramod Bhagat (Badminton)
— Sumit Antil (Javelin)
— Avani Lekhara (Shooting)
— Krishna Nagar (Badminton)
— M Narwal (Shooting)