Neeraj Chopra, Mithali Raj, Sunil Chhetri among 11 for Khel Ratna; 35 nominated for the Arjuna Prize

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Indian athletes Neeraj Chopra, Ravi Dahiya and Lovlina Borgohain are expected to receive the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award.

Known sources of ANI revealed that the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award will be awarded to Neeraj Chopra, Ravi Dahiya, Lovlina Borgohain, PR Sreejesh, Avani Lekhara, Sumit Antil, Pramod Bhagat, Krishna Nagar, Manish Narwal, Mithali Raj and Sunil Chhetri.

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Apart from that, 35 players will receive the Arjuna Prize. Among them are Yogesh Kathuniya, Nishad Kumar, Praveen Kumar, Suhas Yathiraj, Singhraj Adhana, Bhavina Patel, Harvinder Singh and Sharad Kumar.

All of the Hockey India men’s teams that won the historic bronze medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics received the Arjun Award except PR Sreejesh and Manpreet Singh.

The winners of the Arjuna Hockey Team Award are: Harmanpreet Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh, Surender Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Birendra Lakra, Hardik Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Nilakanta Sharma, Sumit, Shamsher Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Gurjant Singhya, Lality Ku and Mandeep Singh.

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The Dronacharya Prize was awarded to Radhakrishna Nair, TP Ouseph, Sandeep Sangwan, among others.

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