August 24, 2019
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In pics: 22 sports stars felicitated with Khel Ratna and Arjuna Award

India’s President Ram Nath Kovind yesterday felicitated India captain Virat Kohli and World champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu with the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna.

20 other sportsperson including Asian champion Neeraj Chopra received the Arjuna award.


Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

1- Virat Kohli- Cricket

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2- Saikhom Mirabai Chanu- Weightlifting

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Arjuna Awardees 2018

1- Neeraj Chopra- Javelin throw

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2- Hima Das- Sprinter

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3- Sikki Reddy- Badminton

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4- Satish Kumar- Amateur Boxer

5- Jinson Johnson- Sprinter

6- Ankur Mittal (Shooting)

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7- Shubhankar Sharma- Golf

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8- Manpreet Singh- Hockey

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9- Savita Punia (Women’s hockey)

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10- Ravi Rathore- Polo

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11- Rahi Sarnobat (Shooting)

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12- Shreyasi Singh (Shooting)

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13- Sathiyan Gnanasekaran (Table Tennis)

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14- Manika Batra (Table Tennis)

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15- Sumit (Wrestling)

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16- Pooja Kadian (Wushu)

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17- Ankur Dhama (Para Athletics)

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18- Manoj Sarkar (Para badminton)

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19- Smriti Mandhana (Cricket)- She was not present at the Rashtrapati Bhawan as she is currently in Sri Lanka, where India have registered a 4-0 victory over hosts in T20 series.

20- Rohan Bopanna (Tennis)

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