Rohit Sharma, Vinesh Phogat, Manika Batra Among Four Recommended For Khel Ratna

New Delhi: India’s limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma, star wrestler Vinesh Phogat, TT participant Manika Batra and Paralympic gold-winning excessive jumper Mariyappan Thangavelu had been on Tuesday picked for this 12 months’s Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award by the sports activities ministry’s choice committee.

That is the second time since 2016 that 4 athletes have been finalised for the nation’s highest sporting honour.

The committee, comprising the likes of Virender Sehwag and former hockey captain Sardar Singh, met on the Sports activities Authority of India (SAI) headquarters right here.

Whereas Rohit has been recognised for his ever-rising accomplishments with the bat, Vinesh has been rewarded for her gold medals within the 2018 Commonwealth and Asian Video games in addition to a bronze within the 2019 Asian Wrestling Championships.

Thangavelu acquired the popularity for his gold medal within the 2016 Rio Paralympics within the T42 excessive leap class.

In 2016, star shuttler P V Sindhu, gymnast Dipa Karmakar, shooter Jitu Rai, and wrestler Sakshi Malik had been collectively given the highest honours.


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