Narang shoots Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award for Zaheer, Sunil Chetri and others
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 cricket, Somdev 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
Disabled sports: Prashant Karmakar