“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:
“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.
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.