Vinesh for ‘Khel Ratna’; Rahul Aware, Deepak Punia and Sakshi nominated for Arjuna

Vinesh for ‘Khel Ratna’; Rahul Aware, Deepak Punia and Sakshi nominated for Arjuna
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Star wrestler Vinesh Phogat was on Tuesday put in competitors for ‘Khel Ratna’ whereas World Championship medallists Rahul Aware and Olympic-bound Deepak Punia have been nominated for the Arjuna award alongside Sakshi Malik and two others by the nationwide federation.
Vinesh, the one Indian girl wrestler to have licensed for the Tokyo Games, was an easy determine nonetheless surprisingly the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has despatched as many as 5 capabilities for Arjuna and four each for Dronacharya and Dhyanchand awards.
Though Sakshi Malik has not loads to level out inside the remaining three years, the WFI chosen to not reject her candidature. Leave aside shelling out sturdy performances, the Rio Olympic bronze winner is struggling to even get earlier juniors in her class.
World silver winner Deepak Punia, making a transition from junior to senior circuit, and Rahul Aware, who acquired a bronze in Nur Sultan, are deserving candidates.
However, the WFI moreover nominated Sandeep Tomar and Greco Roman wrestler Naveen. It’s a surprising selection since their capabilities, like Sakshi, won’t be backed by effectivity. She is already a recipient of Khel Ratna (2016).
Asked regarding the wholesale nominations, WFI Assistant Secretary Vinod Tomar talked about, “We have returned a lot of capabilities as successfully. The committee would scrutinise all capabilities, we now have carried out what, as federation, we’d have carried out for wrestlers.”
The WFI has nominated Virender Kumar, who has been credited for shaping the career of Deepak Punia and Ravi Dahiya, one different world medallist, for the Dronacharya along with nationwide ladies’s coach Kuldeep Malik.
Kuldeep is an prolonged 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 moreover been nominated for Dronacharya.
For the Dhyan Chand award, Jai Prakash, Anil Kumar, Dushyant Sharma and Mukesh Khatri have been nominated.
A panel formed by the Sports Ministry will shortlist the nominations acquired from quite a few nationwide federations with the awards to be supplied on National Sports Day, August 29. List of candidates for awards: Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna: Vinesh Phogat.
Arjuna Award: Deepak Punia, Rahul Aware, Sakshi Malik, Sandeep Tomar, Naveen.
Dronacharya Award: Virender Kumar, Kuldeep Malik, OP Yadav, Sujit Mann.
Dhyan Chand Award: Jai Prakash, Anil Kumar, Dushyant Sharma, Mukesh Khatri.

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