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Virat Kohli lauds National Sports awardees: ‘Your excellence will inspire many’

  • Kohli, who was conferred with Khel Ratna award in 2018, said the awardees' excellence will inspire many people to pursue their sporting passion.
The recipients of National Sports Awards 2021. (Twitter/Virat Kohli)
The recipients of National Sports Awards 2021. (Twitter/Virat Kohli)
Published on Nov 14, 2021 06:34 PM IST
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Khel Ratna: Neeraj Chopra, Mithali Raj, Sumit Antil, Sunil Chhetri, 8 others honoured

Sports awards: Olympians, paralympians honoured
Sports awards: Olympians, paralympians honoured
Published on Nov 13, 2021 07:53 PM IST
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Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra receives Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award

  • Neeraj Chopra, India's first individual Olympic gold medalist in athletics, received the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award on Saturday.
Neeraj Chopra receives the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award.(Twitter/rashtrapatibhvn)
Neeraj Chopra receives the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award.(Twitter/rashtrapatibhvn)
Updated on Nov 13, 2021 09:24 PM IST
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Honoured to be awarded Khel Ratna: Olympics gold medallist Neeraj Chopra

  • Neeraj Chopra on Wednesday said he would continue to work hard to bring more laurels for the country.
Neeraj Chopra created history at the Tokyo Olympics. (Getty)
Neeraj Chopra created history at the Tokyo Olympics. (Getty)
Published on Nov 03, 2021 07:49 PM IST
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Historic moment to see Sreejesh, Manpreet being chosen for Khel Ratna- HI Pres.

The entire Indian Men's Hockey Team part of the Olympic success too have been honoured with the Arjuna award
Historic moment to see Sreejesh, Manpreet being chosen for Khel Ratna- HI Pres.(Getty Images (FILE))
Historic moment to see Sreejesh, Manpreet being chosen for Khel Ratna- HI Pres.(Getty Images (FILE))
Published on Nov 03, 2021 03:49 PM IST
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Chopra, Borgohain, Sreejesh among 12 sportspersons to receive Khel Ratna award

  • The National Sports Award, which will be conducted in New Delhi on November 13, will see as many as 12 Indian sportspersons being conferred the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award.
The National Sports Awards will be handed out on November 13. (Getty Images)
The National Sports Awards will be handed out on November 13. (Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 02, 2021 10:54 PM IST
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Let’s have faith in govt: IOA urges athletes to treat awards and farmers’ issue as two separate things

In a show of solidarity with the farmers, some sportspersons from Punjab and Haryana, including Khel Ratna awardee Vijender Singh, have threatened to return the national sports awards they had won.
File image of Narinder Batra.(File)
File image of Narinder Batra.(File)
Updated on Dec 07, 2020 06:39 PM IST
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Equal opportunities and a good junior program has helped women’s hockey team: Rani

The skipper said the transition of young players into the senior side has been a smooth one, adding that competing in more international tournaments provides the right exposure to the team.
Bengaluru: Indian women hockey team captain Rani Rampal dons new jersey.(PTI)
Bengaluru: Indian women hockey team captain Rani Rampal dons new jersey.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 18, 2020 04:49 PM IST
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Vinesh Phogat recovers from Covid-19, tests negative twice

The only woman wrestler to have qualified for Tokyo Olympics, Vinesh said she would prefer to be in isolation for some time.
File photo of Vinesh Phogat.(Getty Images for Laureus)
File photo of Vinesh Phogat.(Getty Images for Laureus)
Updated on Sep 02, 2020 02:24 PM IST
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Vinesh Phogat recovers from Covid-19, to stay in quarantine

Vinesh revealed that as part of a precautionary measure, the 26-year-old will be under quarantine.
Vinesh, who has asymptomatic, did not participate in the National Sports Awards function on August 29.(Image Credit: Instagram/Vinesh Phogat)
Vinesh, who has asymptomatic, did not participate in the National Sports Awards function on August 29.(Image Credit: Instagram/Vinesh Phogat)
Updated on Sep 02, 2020 12:30 AM IST
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‘It’s been a while’: Anand wants Olympiad win to bring long due national honours for chess players

Anand, a recipient of both the Arjuna and the Khel Ratna, said award recognition is due for the sport’s practitioners in India.
Viswanathan Anand.(Getty Images)
Viswanathan Anand.(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 31, 2020 03:19 PM IST
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PPE kit over Sari: Rani Rampal receives Khel Ratna as India honours the best in sports

National Sports Awards: An unprecedented five Khel Ratna awards have been announced this year – cricketer Rohit Sharma, women’s hockey team captain Rani Rampal, world championship bronze medallist Vinesh Phogat, Commonwealth Games champion Manika Batra and para athlete Mariyappan Thangavelu. Rampal and Thangavelu attended the ceremony in Bengaluru. Manika Batra joined from Pune.
Rani Rampal, Khel Ratna awardee leaves SAI Bengaluru to attend the National Sports Awards function.(HT Photo)
Rani Rampal, Khel Ratna awardee leaves SAI Bengaluru to attend the National Sports Awards function.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 29, 2020 01:28 PM IST
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Khel Ratna Awards 2020 recipients: Rohit Sharma, Mariyappan Thangavelu, Vinesh Phogat, Manika Batra, Rani Rampal

The award winners were connected to President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan from nine different Sports Authority of India-designated locations. Rohit Sharma, who is in the UAE for IPL 2020, could not attend the virtual ceremony as the process only allowed the ones currently in the country to take part.
Updated on Aug 29, 2020 01:58 PM IST
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The time when Khel Ratna Thangavelu worked as newspaper hawker to sustain life and dreams

Thangavelu still cannot believe how far he has come after suffering permanent disability at the age of five when a bus crushed his right leg below the knee.
Representational image.(File)
Representational image.(File)
Updated on Aug 27, 2020 07:32 PM IST
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‘Winning Olympic medal will remain the ultimate goal’: Rani Rampal sets sights on Tokyo Games after Khel Ratna honour

After winning the Khel Ratna award, Rani Rampal’s next target is the Olympic medal that has eluded Indian hockey for decades now.
Rani Rampal became the first woman hockey player to win the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.(Getty Images)
Rani Rampal became the first woman hockey player to win the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 26, 2020 06:19 PM IST
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‘How many medals should I win to get it’: Sakshi Malik miffed over Arjuna Award snub

Malik, already a recipient of ‘Khel Ratna’ - country’s highest sporting honour - had applied for Arjuna but her case was rejected by the Sports Ministry after the awards committee left it to minister’s discretion.
Sakshi Malik has struggled for form since Rio Olympics in 2016.(Getty Images)
Sakshi Malik has struggled for form since Rio Olympics in 2016.(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 22, 2020 07:41 PM IST
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‘Promise to bring many more laurels to the country’: Rohit Sharma thanks fans after Khel Ratna honour

Rohit Sharma became only the fourth Indian cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli to win the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.
Rohit Sharma celebrates one of his five centuries during last year’s World Cup.(Getty Images)
Rohit Sharma celebrates one of his five centuries during last year’s World Cup.(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 22, 2020 06:47 PM IST
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Khel Ratna will motivate me to strive for bigger feats: Rani Rampal

Rani, 25, had helped the Indian team secure a berth at the Tokyo Olympics, besides leading the side into the final of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.
File image of Rani Rampal(Getty Image)
File image of Rani Rampal(Getty Image)
Updated on Aug 22, 2020 12:12 AM IST
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Ignored for Sports Award, Panghal says he feels demotivated in Olympic year

World championship silver medallist says he was at least hoping that his coach Anil Dhankar gets Dronacharya.
Asian Games gold medallist Amit Panghal (52kg) had to be content with the silver medal after going down 0-5 to Uzbekistan's reigning Olympic gold medallist Shakhobidin Zoirov at the AIBA Men’s World Championships in Ekaterinburg.(PTI)
Asian Games gold medallist Amit Panghal (52kg) had to be content with the silver medal after going down 0-5 to Uzbekistan's reigning Olympic gold medallist Shakhobidin Zoirov at the AIBA Men’s World Championships in Ekaterinburg.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 21, 2020 07:24 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByAvishek Roy

Prize money of National Sports Awards set to be hiked: Ministry source

It has been learnt that the ministry is busy giving final touches to the proposal after which Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju will make a formal announcement by August 29 -- the National Sports Day when the annual honours are given away every year.
File image of Kiren Rijiju.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
File image of Kiren Rijiju.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 20, 2020 05:45 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Rohit, Vinesh, Rampal among five Khel Ratna awardees

This is the first time in the history of awards that five athletes have been recommended for the top sporting accolade with the final decision resting on sports minister Kiren Rijiju.
India's Rohit Sharma raises his bat. File image.(AP)
India's Rohit Sharma raises his bat. File image.(AP)
Updated on Aug 18, 2020 11:20 PM IST
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My Khel Ratna nomination was withdrawn since I’m ineligible: Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan clarified he doesn’t fit in the eligibility criteria for country’s highest sporting honour.
File image of off-spinner Harbhajan Singh(Getty Images)
File image of off-spinner Harbhajan Singh(Getty Images)
Published on Jul 18, 2020 05:45 PM IST
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Hima Das nominated for Khel Ratna award

India’s first track athlete to win a global title at U20 World Championship in Tampere, Finland in 2018, Hima will compete with ace javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, wrestler Vinesh Phogat, TT player Manika Batra, women’s hockey captain Rani Rampal and cricketer Rohit Sharma for country’s highest sporting honour.
Hima Das of India celebrates(Getty Images for IAAF)
Hima Das of India celebrates(Getty Images for IAAF)
Updated on Jun 15, 2020 07:20 PM IST
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TTFI recommends Manika Batra for Khel Ratna, players not ready for training camp till August

Manika, who missed out on India’s highest sporting honour last year, is the first woman paddler from her country to win a singles gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.
File image of Manika Batra.(PTI)
File image of Manika Batra.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 05:27 PM IST
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Vinesh for ‘Khel Ratna’; Rahul Aware, Deepak Punia and Sakshi nominated for Arjuna

Vinesh, the only Indian woman wrestler to have qualified for the Tokyo Games, was an easy pick but surprisingly the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has sent as many as five applications for Arjuna and four each for Dronacharya and Dhyanchand awards.
File photo of India's Vinesh Phogat (blue) in action against Japan's Yuki Irie(PTI)
File photo of India's Vinesh Phogat (blue) in action against Japan's Yuki Irie(PTI)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 05:21 PM IST
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Indian women’s team captain Rani Rampal recommended for Khel Ratna

During this period, Rani led the team to historic victories in the Women’s Asia Cup in 2017, silver at the 2018 Asian Games and played a critical role in the FIH Olympic Qualifiers in 2019 by scoring the deciding goal that helped India qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.
Indian women hockey team captain Rani Rampal.(PTI)
Indian women hockey team captain Rani Rampal.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 02:26 PM IST
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BFI nominates Amit Panghal, Vikas Krishan for Khel Ratna

The BFI has nominated world bronze-winning trio of Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) and Simranjit Kaur (64kg) and Manish Kaushik (63kg) for the Arjuna awards.
Amit Panghal(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Amit Panghal(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 01, 2020 06:13 PM IST
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Vinesh Phogat to be recommended for Khel Ratna by WFI

Vinesh was recommended for the prestigious sporting honour last year as well, alongside Bajrang Punia, but the latter ended up winning the award alongwith 2016 Paralympics silver medallist Deepa Malik.
Vinesh Phogat of India reacts as she won the bronze match of the women's 53kg category against Maria Prevolaraki of Greece during the Wrestling World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019.(AP)
Vinesh Phogat of India reacts as she won the bronze match of the women's 53kg category against Maria Prevolaraki of Greece during the Wrestling World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019.(AP)
Updated on May 31, 2020 07:28 PM IST
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Weightlifting federation nominates Khel Ratna recipient Mirabai Chanu for Arjuna award

Chanu has been nominated along with Ragala Venkat Rahul and Punam Yadav
Mirabai Chanu during the 2018 Commonwealth Games(Getty Images)
Mirabai Chanu during the 2018 Commonwealth Games(Getty Images)
Updated on May 28, 2020 12:06 AM IST
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NRAI nominates Anjum Moudgil for Khel Ratna, Jaspal for Dronacharya Award

Moudgil, the 26-year-old rifle ace who started shooting in 2008, is among the first two Indians to have secured quota places for the Tokyo Olympics.
Anjum Moudgil in action during trials at 10m shooting range at shiv chhatrapati sports complex, in Pune.(HT PHOTO)
Anjum Moudgil in action during trials at 10m shooting range at shiv chhatrapati sports complex, in Pune.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 14, 2020 04:36 PM IST
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