Ministry announces list of sports awards

August 5th, 2010 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The sports ministry Thursday announced the final list of the annual sports awards, with Saina Nehwal getting the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna.
Footballer Deepak Kumar Mondal, currently in Portugal with the national team, has got the Arjuna Award. This is the first time footballers will the Arjuna Award after a gap of eight years.

The list:

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award: Saina Nehwal (Badminton)

Arjuna Awards: Joseph Abraham, Krishna Poonia (both athletics), Dinesh Kumar (boxing), Parimrajan Negi (chess), Julan Goswami (women’s cricket), Deepak Kumar Mandal (football), Sandeep Singh (men’s hockey), Jasjeet Kaur Handa (women’s hockey), Dinesh Kumar (kabaddi), Sanjeev Rajput (shooting), Rehan Jehangir Poncha (swimming), Kapil Dev(volleyball), Rajeev Tomar (wrestling), Rajesh Chaudhary (yachting) and Jagseer Singh (paralympics athletics)

Dhyan Chand Awards: Satish Pillai (athletics), Kuldeep Singh (wrestling), Anita Chanu (weightlifting)

Dronacharya Awards: A.K. Kutty (athletics), Subhash B. Aggarwal (billiards and snooker), Ibomcha Singh (boxing), Ajay Kumar Bansal (hockey), Chandrup (for lifetime achievement in wrestling)

Rashtriya Khel Protsahana Puruskar: Services Sports Control Board (SSCB), Tata Steel Limited and Khel Evam Yuva Vibhag (government of Madhya Pradesh)

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