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Sindhu, Sakshi, Dipa and Jitu rai to be conferred with Khel ratna 2016

Ministry of Youth affarirs and Sports announced that Rio Olympics hero’s, PV Sindhu, Sakshi malik, Dipa Karmakar adn Jitu Rai will be conferred with Prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratan award on 29 August 2016.

While PV Sindhu bacame first every female to win Silver medal in for India at Olympics, Sakshi won bronze medal in wrestling. Dipa karmakar finished at 4th place in Vault finals of Gymnastic which in itself is a big achievement  for “alien sports” in India. Jitu Rai reached final of shooting event and failed to finish at podium but he is consistent in last few years and which in turn gave him this award.

Along with Dipa, her coach Bishweshwar Nandi is also being conferred with Dronacharya Award.

Along with Khel Ratna, Dronacharya Awards, Arjuna Awards and Dhyan Chand Awards. See the list of winners in each below:

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ranta 2016

PV Sindhu – Badminton

Dipa Karmakar – Gymnastics

Jitu Rai – Shooting

Sakshi Malik -Wrestling

Dronacharya Awards 2016

Nagapuri Ramesh – Athletics

Sagar Mal Dhayal – Boxing

Raj Kumar Sharma -Cricket

Bishweshwar Nandi – Gymnastics

S. Pradeep Kumar – Swimming (Lifetime)

Mahabir Singh – Wrestling (Lifetime)

Arjuna Awards 2016

Shri Rajat Chauhan – Archery

Lalita Babar – Athletics

Shri Sourav Kothari -Billiards & Snooker

Shiva Thapa – Boxing

Ajinkya Rahane – Cricket

Subrata Paul –  Football

Rani – Hockey

Raghunath V.R. – Hockey

Gurpreet Singh – Shooting

Apurvi Chandela – Shooting

Soumyajit Ghosh – Table Tennis

Vinesh Phogat – Wrestling

Amit Kumar – Wrestling

Sandeep Singh Mann – Para-Athletics

Virender Singh – Wrestling (Deaf)

Dhyan Chand Award 2015

Ms. Satti Geetha – Athletics

Shri Sylvanus Dung Dung – Hockey

Shri Rajendra Pralhad Shelke – Rowing

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