List of Indian Sports Persons Selected For “Khel Ratna Award” and “Arjuna Awards”-2013

In view of India’s 66th Independence Day Celebrations on 15th August 2013, ‘Eminent Indian Sports Persons’ have been selected by the “Sports Awards Selection Committees”, for the prestigious “Khel Ratna Award” and the “Arjuna Awards”-2013.

“Khel Ratna Award”-2013: 

Indian, Ace Shooter Ronjan Sodhi, 

the first Indian Shooter to win two back to back World Cup Medals has been recommended for the “Khel Ratna Award”-2013.

Ronjan Sodhi, who had lost in the last year’s London Olympics is a Former World ‘Number One Shooter’. He was a ‘Double Trap Gold-Medallist at last year’s Asian Games and a ‘Silver-Medallist’  at the Commonwealth Games.

Ronjan Sodhi was conferred the ‘Arjuna award’ in the year 2009. As and when the nomination of Ronjan Sodhi for “Khel Ratna Award”-2013 is ratified by the Indian Sports Ministry, he will be the 7th shooter to receive the “Khel Ratna Award”.

And it will be  notable that for three consecutive years the “Khel Ratna Award” has been going to Indian Shooters:

    Gagan Narang-2011

    Vijay Kumar-2012

    Ronjan Sodhi-2013

    “The Arjuna Award Selection Committee”was headed by “Three-Time Billiards World Champion”- Michael Ferreira and the members included the following Persons and among others:

    • Zafar Iqbal-Former Indian Hockey Captain,
    • Limba Ram-Archer,
    • Ravi Shastri-Cricketer and 
    • Indu Puri, Table Tennis Player.
    The following is the list of the 14 Sports Persons, selected for the “Arjuna Awards”-2013:

    Virat Kohli – Star Cricketer

    P.V.Sindhu- Woman-Shuttler/Badminton Player

    Sindhu became the first Indian woman “Shuttler”  to get  a ‘Bronze Medal’  at the recent World Badminton  Championships.

    Renjith Maheshwary- Atheletic-Triple-Jumper

     Renjith won a ‘Bronze Medal’ at the 2010 Commonwealth Games with a national record.

    Gaganjeet Bhullar- Golfer,

    Kavita Chahal -Woman-Boxer,

    Joshna Chinappa- Woman-Squash Player,

    Saba Anjum -The Former Women’s -Hockey- Captain,

    Neha Rathi- Woman –Wrestler,

    Rajkumari Rathore- Woman Shooter,

    Chekrovolu Swuro –Woman Archer,

    Rupesh Shah –Snooker-Player,

    Mouma Das -Woman Table Tennis Player,

    Dharmender Dalal- Wrestler

    Amit Kumar Saroha- Para Sports.

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