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Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award: Rohit Sharma, Vinesh Phogat, and 3 other athletes to be honored

Rohit Sharma, Vinesh Phogat, Manika Batra, Mariappan Thangavelu and Rani Rampal to be honored with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award this year.

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Cricketer Rohit Sharma, para-athlete Mariappan Thangavelu, table tennis champion Manika Batra, wrestler Vinesh Phogat & hockey player Rani to get Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, reported ANI. The five sportspersons will receive a medallion, a certificate, and a cash prize of Rs 7.5 lakh.

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Rohit Sharma’s teammate Ishant Sharma and women cricketer Deepti Sharma will be receiving the Arjuna Award. Deepti Sharma, Dutte Chand are among 27 sportspersons who will be honored with the Arjuna Award in 2020.

After Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli to be conferred with Khel Ratna Award, Rohit Sharma is only the 4th cricketer.

Here’s the list of this year’s Arjuna Awardees:
Atanu Das (Archery)
Shiva Keshavan (Luge)
Dutee Chand (Athletics)
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (Badminton)
Chirag Shetty (Badminton)
Vishesh Bhrighuvanshi (Basketball)
Ishant Sharma (Cricket)
Deepti Sharma (Cricket)
Lovlina Borgohain (Boxing)
Manish Kaushik (Boxing)
Sawant Ajay Anant (Equestrian)
Sandhesh Jhingan (Football)
Aditi Ashok (Golf)
Akashdeep Singh (Hockey)
Deepika Thakur (Hockey)
Deepak Niwas Hooda (Kabaddi)
Sarika Kale (Kho-kho)
Suyash Jadhav (Para-Swimming)
Manish narwal (Para-Shooting)
Sandeep Chaudhary (Para-Athletics).
Saurabh Chaudhary (Shooting)
Manu Bhaker (Shooting)
Sanil Shetty (Table-Tennis)
Divij Sharan (Tennis)
Divya Kakran (Wrestling)
Rahul Aware (Wrestling)
Dattu Bhokanal (Rowing)

This year, due to the Coronavirus situation, the awards will be held virtually on August 29-which is also celebrated as National Sports Day.

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