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Who all athletes are recommended for Khel Ratna Award?

A list of the athletes who are recommended for the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award has been released.

New Delhi: A list of the athletes who are recommended for the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award has been released.

Tokyo Olympics gold medal-winning javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra and silver medal-winning wrestler Ravi Dahiya are set to receive the prestigious Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award apart from nine other athletes on Wednesday.

Olympic bronze-winning pugilist Lovlina Borgohain, footballer Sunil Chhetri, cricketer Mithali Raj, hockey player PR Sreejesh are also picked for the award. 

Paralympic shooter Avani Lekhara was included among the five para-athletes who were nominated for the Khel Ratna award.

Meanwhile, India batsman Shikhar Dhawan was among the 35 athletes who were nominated for the Arjuna award.

Here is a list of 11 Indian athletes who have been recommended for the Khel Ratna Award:

— Neeraj Chopra (Athletics)

— Ravi Dahiya (Wrestling)

— PR Sreejesh (Hockey)

— Lovlina Borgohain (Boxing)

— Sunil Chhetri (Football)

— Mithali Raj (Cricket)

— Pramod Bhagat (Badminton)

— Sumit Antil (Javelin)

— Avani Lekhara (Shooting)

— Krishna Nagar (Badminton)

— M Narwal (Shooting)

first published:Oct. 27, 2021, 8:03 p.m.

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