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Yogeshwar Dutt and Vijay Kumar recommended for Rajiv Khel Ratna Award


August 19, 2012 - New Delhi

The Rajiv Khel Ratna Award committee has recommended London Olympic medalist Yogeshwar Dutt and Vijay Kumar for the country's highest sporting award. Dutt has won the bronze medal in the 60kg free style event, while Vijay Kumar won a silver medal in the 25m rapid fire event.

The Arjuna Awards committee headed by Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore recommended 25 other athletes for the Arjuna Award. The last date for selected was extended till August 18th to accommodate the Olympians. The Sports Ministry will approve the final list after the Dronacharya award nominations on Tuesday.

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awards

  • Vijay Kumar (Shooting)
  • Yogeshwar Dutt (Boxing)

Arjuna Awards

  • Yuvraj Singh (Cricket)
  • Deepika Kumari ( Archery)
  • Bombayla Devi (Archery)
  • Sudha Singh ( Athletics)
  • Kavita Raut ( Athletics)
  • Aditya Mehta (Billiards)
  • Vikash Krishan (Boxing)
  • P Kashyap (Badminton)
  • Ashwini Ponappa (Boxing)
  • Sardar Singh (Hockey)
  • Joydeep Karmakar (Shooting)
  • Omkar Singh (Shooting)
  • Anuraj Singh (Shooting)
  • Sandeep Sejwal (Swimming)
  • Dipika Pallikal (Squash)
  • Soniya Chanu (Weightlifting)
  • Narsingh Yadav (Wrestling)
  • Rajender Kumar (Wrestling)
  • Geeta Phogat (Wrestling)
  • Bimaljit Singh (Wushu)
  • Deepa Malik (Parathelete)
  • Ramkaran Singh (Paraathelete)
  • Anoop Kumar (Kabaddi)
  • Yashpal Singh (Judo)
  • Samir Suhag (Polo)

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