New Delhi: Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) really useful star wrestler Vinesh Phogat for the distinguished Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna whereas Desk Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) nominated India’s desk tennis star, Manika Batra, for the distinguished award on Tuesday.
In the meantime, World Championship medallists Rahul Conscious and Olympic-bound Deepak Punia have been nominated for the Arjuna award alongside Sakshi Malik and two others by the nationwide federation WFI.
Vinesh, the one Indian lady wrestler to have certified for the Tokyo Video games, was a straightforward choose however surprisingly the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has despatched as many as 5 purposes for Arjuna and 4 every for Dronacharya and Dhyanchand awards.
Although Sakshi Malik has not a lot to point out within the final three years, the WFI selected to not reject her candidature. Depart apart dispensing robust performances, the Rio Olympic bronze winner is struggling to even get previous juniors in her class.
World silver winner Deepak Punia, making a transition from junior to senior circuit, and Rahul Conscious, who received a bronze in Nur Sultan, are deserving candidates.
Nonetheless, the WFI additionally nominated Sandeep Tomar and Greco Roman wrestler Naveen. It’s a stunning resolution since their purposes, like Sakshi, usually are not backed by efficiency. She is already a recipient of Khel Ratna (2016).
Requested in regards to the wholesale nominations, WFI Assistant Secretary Vinod Tomar mentioned, “We have returned a few applications as well. The committee would scrutinise all applications, we have done what, as federation, we could have done for wrestlers.”
The WFI has nominated Virender Kumar, who has been credited for shaping the profession of Deepak Punia and Ravi Dahiya, one other world medallist, for the Dronacharya together with nationwide ladies’s coach Kuldeep Malik.
Kuldeep is a long-serving coach, who oversees the nationwide camp in Lucknow. He has been credited for the rise of Sakshi.
O P Yadav, a SAI coach, and Sujit Mann have additionally been nominated for Dronacharya.
For the Dhyan Chand award, Jai Prakash, Anil Kumar, Dushyant Sharma and Mukesh Khatri have been nominated.
A panel fashioned by the Sports activities Ministry will shortlist the nominations obtained from numerous nationwide federations with the awards to be offered on Nationwide Sports activities Day, August 29.
Manika, who missed out on India’s highest sporting honour final 12 months, is the primary lady paddler from her nation to win a singles gold medal on the Commonwealth Video games. She achieved the feat within the 2018 version during which she received as many 4 medals together with two gold medal.
In the identical version held in Gold Coast, the 24-year-old had led India to its first-ever ladies’s workforce gold on the Commonwealth Video games. 5 months later, the present world quantity 63 created extra historical past by successful a combined doubles bronze alongside Sharath Kamal on the Asian Video games in Jakarta.
“We feel she deserves the honour and that is why decided to nominate her for the second time,” TTFI secretary common M P Singh advised PTI.
In 2019, wrestler Bajrang Punia and para-athlete Deepa Malik acquired the best sporting award.
The federation has really useful veteran Madhurika Patkar, Manav Thakkar and Suthirtha Mukherjee for the Arjuna Award. Mukherjee not too long ago broke into the top-100 of the ITTF world rankings.
Coaches Jayanta Pushilal and S Raman have been nominated for the Dronacharya honour.
A panel fashioned by the Sports activities Ministry will shortlist the nominations obtained from numerous nationwide federations with the awards to be offered on Nationwide Sports activities Day, August 29
(With Company Inputs)
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