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List of Major Sports Awards in India & Winners

List of Major Sports Awards in India & Winners – List of significant winners of sports awards in India

List of Major Sports Awards in India & Winners

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Sports Awards in India – Arjuna Award

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna is the highest sports award given to the most outstanding performance in the field of sports at national or international level. As of 2017, winners of this award receive a cash prize of Rs. 7.5 lakhs in cash, a citation, and medal.

Winner of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2018
  • Mirabai Chanu – Weightlifting
  • Virat Kohli – Cricket

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Sports Awards in India – Arjuna Award

Arjuna Award is given to sports persons who have an outstanding performance for four continuous years. All Arjuna awardees receive cash prize of Rs. 5 lakh, a certificate, trophy or statuettes. Please note that Arjuna award if honor of sports person in national level and state level who have made invaluable contribution to sports.

Winner of Arjuna Award 2018
  • Neeraj Chopra – Athletics
  • Subedar Jinson Johnson – Athletics
  • Hima Das – Athletics
  • Nelakurthi Sikki Reddy – Badminton
  • Subedar Satish Kumar – Boxing
  • Smriti Mandhana – Cricket
  • Shubhankar Sharma – Golf
  • Manpreet Singh – Hockey
  • Savita – Hockey
  • Col. Ravi Rathore – Polo
  • Rahi Sarnobat – Shooting
  • Ankur Mittal – Shooting
  • Shreyasi Singh – Shooting
  • Manika Batra – Table Tennis
  • G. Sathiyan – Table Tennis
  • Rohan Bopanna –  Tennis
  • Sumit – Wrestling
  • Pooja Kadian – Wushu
  • Ankur Dhama – Para-Athletics
  • Manoj Sarkar – Para-Badminton

Sports Awards in India – Dronacharya Award

The Dronacharya Award is in honor of coaches who made victory possible. It is quite difficult to achieve success without the help of coaches. Teachers are the backbone of society and the award is in honor of those sports coaches who stood like a pillar behind every victorious sports person. Dronacharya Awardees are offered a cash prize of 5 lakh, certificate and a trophy.

Winner of Dronacharya Award 2018
  • Subedar  Chenanda Achaiah  Kuttappa – Boxing
  • Vijay Sharma – Weightlifting
  • A. Srinivasa Rao – Table Tennis
  • Sukhdev  Singh  Pannu – Athletics
  • Clarence Lobo – Hockey (Life Time)
  • Tarak Sinha – Cricket (Life Time)
  • Jiwan Kumar Sharma – Judo (Life Time)
  • V.R. Beedu – Athletics (Life Time)

Sports Awards in India – Dyanchand Awards

Dhyan Chand awards is officially known as Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime Achievement in Sports and Games. Dhyan Chand Award is awarded to those who have spent a lifetime contributing to sports. The award is named after Major Dhyan chand, the legendary Indian Hockey Player who scores 1000 goals during a career span of 20 years. Dhyanchand awardees are offered a cash prize of 5 lakhs, a certificate and trophy.

Winners of Dhyan Chand Awards 2018
  • Satyadev Prasad – Archery
  • Bharat Kumar Chetri – Hockey
  • Bobby Aloysius – Athletics
  • Chougale Dadu Dattatray – Wrestling

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