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Narang shoots Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award for Zaheer, Sunil Chetri and others

Gagan Narang recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

Gold medalist in the Delhi Commonwealth Games Gagan Narang‘s name is recommended for the highest award in the Indian sports ‘Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna’ award. Narang, who added 4 golds to India’s medal tally at the commonwealth games, is the 24th sports person of the country to get this award.

It is noteworthy that Narang was unhappy with the selection committee last year for not getting the Khel Ratna even after spectacular performances. Narang is the first Indian to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics.

The awards selection committee also recommended other successful sports persons for the Arjuna Award. Zaheer Khan for cricketSomdev Devvarman for Tennis, Rajpal Singh for Hockey, Jwala Gutta for Badminton and Sunil Chetri  for football are some notable names recommended for the Arjuna Award this year.

The sports ministry will take the final call and decide the final list of players who will get the awards.

Complete list of the names recommended for the Arjuna Award:

Cricket: Zaheer Khan

Tennis: Somdev Devvarman

Athletics: Preeja Sreedharan

Football: Sunil Chhetri

Archery: Rahul Banerjee

Gymnastics: Ashish Kumar

Kabaddi: Tejaswini Bai & Rakesh Kumar

Hockey: Rajpal Singh

Weightlifting: Ravi Kumar Katulu

Boxing: Suranjoy Singh

Badminton: Jwala Gutta

Swimming: Virdhawal Khade

Shooting: Tejaswini Sawant

Wushu: Sandhyarani

Disabled sports: Prashant Karmakar

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