Indian National Sports Awards 2020 Final List Announced

The final list of awardees who will win the national sports awards has been announced by Kiren Rijiju's office's official Twitter handle.

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(From left to right) Mariappan Thangavelu, Rohit Sharma, Manika Batra, Rani Rampal and Vinesh Phogat

Winning a National Sports Award is considered to be the pinnacle in a sportsperson’s career. The National Award Selection Committee met on August 17th and 18th to finalize the list of recommendations.  

The Committee included sporting legends like Virendra Sehwag, Sardar Singh, Deepa Malik, etc. But the Retired Justice Mukundakam Sharma-led selection panel had recommended a tally of 73 awardees to the Sports Ministry. 

The ceremony would be held in the Rashtrapati Bhawan in Delhi, on August 29. But given the strict and sensitive conditions, the ceremony would be held virtually. All the winners would be announced by the President Ram Nath Kovind

List of National Sports Awards 2020

The Selection Committee selected 5 recommendations for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna. While 27 for the Arjuna Award and 15 sportspersons for Dhyanchan Award.

8 coaches have been chosen the Dronacharya award in lifetime category and 5 coaches will be honoured with the Dronacharya Award. This is only the 2nd time where more than 4 sportspersons are being honoured with Khel Ratna. 

Sports minister Kiren Rijiju’s office took his Twitter handle to post the final list of awardees who won the National Sports Award this year. He tweeted, “The Government has announced the final list of awardees of the National Sports Awards 2020. Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju extends his heartiest congratulations to all winners. Their contribution to Indian Sport will go a long way in making India a Sporting Superpower.” 

Final List Of Arjuna Awards 2020:

RAJIV GANDHI KHEL RATNA AWARD

Name of the SportspersonDiscipline
Rohit SharmaCricket
Mariyappan T.Para Athletics
Manika BatraTable Tennis
Vinesh PhogatWrestling
Rani RampalHockey

DRONACHARYA AWARD

Life- Time Category

Name of coachDiscipline
Dharmendra TiwaryArchery
Purushotham RaiAthletics
Shiv SinghBoxing
Romesh PathaniaHockey
Krishan Kumar HoodaKabaddi
Vijay Bhalchandra MunishwarPara Powerlifting
Naresh KumarTennis
Om Parkash DahiyaWrestling

 Regular Category

Name of the coachDiscipline
Jude Felix SebastianHockey
Yogesh MalviyaMallakhamb
Jaspal RanaShooting
Kuldeep Kumar HandooWushu
Gaurav KhannaPara Badminton

ARJUNA AWARD
 

NameDiscipline
Atanu DasArchery
Dutee ChandAthletics
Satwik Sairaj RankireddyBadminton
Chirag Chandrasekhar ShettyBadminton
Vishesh BhriguvanshiBasketball
Subedar Manish KaushikBoxing
Lovlina BorgohainBoxing
Ishant SharmaCricket
Deepti SharmaCricket
Sawant Ajay AnantEquestrian
Sandesh JhinganFootball
Aditi AshokGolf
Akashdeep SinghHockey
DeepikaHockey
DeepakKabaddi
Kale Sarika SudhakarKho Kho
Dattu Baban BhokanalRowing
Manu BhakerShooting
Saurabh ChaudharyShooting
Madhurika Suhas PatkarTable Tennis
Divij SharanTennis
Shiva KeshavanWinter Sports
Divya KakranWrestling
Rahul AwareWrestling
Suyash Narayan JadhavPara Swimming
SandeepPara Athletics
Manish NarwalPara Shooting

  DHYAN CHAND AWARD

Name of the SportspersonDiscipline
Kuldip Singh BhullarAthletics
Jincy PhilipsAthletics
Pradeep Shrikrishna GandheBadminton
Trupti MurgundeBadminton
N. UshaBoxing
Lakha SinghBoxing
Sukhvinder Singh SandhuFootball
Ajit SinghHockey
Manpreet SinghKabaddi
J. Ranjith KumarPara Athletics
Satyaprakash TiwariPara Badminton
Manjeet SinghRowing
Shri Sachin NagSwimming
Nandan P BalTennis
Netarpal HoodaWrestling

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