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Virat Kohli, Mirabai Chanu to receive Khel Ratna; Check complete list of Khel Ratna and Arjuna Awardees 2018

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Subhayan Chakraborty | Updated on: 25 Sep 2018, 11:12:02 AM
Complete list of Khel Ratna and Arjuna Awardees 2018 (Photo: Twitter)

New Delhi:

Skipper of the Indian cricket team Virat Kohli and World Champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu are set to be awarded the illustrious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna on Tuesday (September 25) at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in Delhi. Whereas javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra and Table Tennis star Manika Batra are among the top athletes to be on the elite list of Arjuna Award winners. All the awardees will be honoured by President Ram Nath Kovind. Prez Koving will also present the Dhyan Chand Awards and Dronacharya Awards.

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Virat Kohli – world’s No.1 batsmen in both ODI and Test cricket as per the ICC rankings has been putting scintillating performances consistently since the last couple of years. The 29-year old missed out on the top sports award following consecutive nominations in 2016 and 2017. The swashbuckling batsman have smashed 6147 runs in 71 Tests with 23 centuries and 9779 runs in 211 ODIs, including 35 tons.

Whereas, second awardee Mirabai Chanu was selected for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna after she clinched the Gold medal in the 48kg category at the World Championship in 2017 and 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. However, she missed out from the Asian Games following an injury.

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FULL LIST - RAJIV GANDHI KHEL RATNA WINNERS:

Virat Kohli and Mirabai Chanu

FULL LIST - ARJUNA AWARD WINNERS:

Athletics: Neeraj Chopra, Jinson Johnson and Hima Das

Badminton: N Sikki Reddy

Boxing: Satish Kumar

Cricket: Smriti Mandhana

Golf: Shubhankar Sharma

Hockey: Manpreet Singh, Savita

Polo: Ravi Rathore

Shooting: Rahi Sarnobat, Ankur Mittal, Shreyasi Singh

Table Tennis: Manika Batra, G Sathiyan

Tennis: Rohan Bopanna

Wrestling: Sumit

Wushu: Pooja Kadian

Para-Athletics: Ankur Dhama

Para-Badminton: Manoj Sarkar

FULL LIST – DRONACHARYA AWARD WINNERS

Boxing: C A Kuttappa

Weightlifting: Vijay Sharma

Table Tennis: A Srinivasa Rao

Athletics: Sukhdev Singh Pannu

Hockey, Lifetime Award: Clarence Lobo

Cricket, Lifetime Award: Tarak Sinha

Judo, Lifetime Award: Jiwan Kumar Sharma

Athletics, Lifetime Award: V R Beedu

FULL LIST – DHYAN CHAND AWARD WINNERS

Archery: Satyadev Prasad

Hockey: Bharat Kumar Chetry

Athletics: Bobby Aloysius

Wrestling: Chougale Dadu Dattatray

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First Published : 25 Sep 2018, 10:48:21 AM

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