Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and weightlifting world champion Mirabai Chanu received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the country’s highest sporting honour, on Tuesday. Asian and Commonwealth champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, and junior world champion sprinter Hima Das, were among the 20 sportspersons who received the Arjuna Awards from President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday.
The all-woman crew of INSV Tarini were among the winners of the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award, who got it for Sea Adventure for sailing across the world in eight months.
Here’s a look at the photos from the National Sports Awards 2018:
Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award
List of Awardees:
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award: Virat Kohli and Mirabai Chanu.
Arjuna Awards: Neeraj Chopra, Jinson Johnson and Hima Das (Athletics); N Sikki Reddy (Badminton); Satish Kumar (Boxing); Smriti Mandhana (Cricket); Shubhankar Sharma (Golf); Manpreet Singh, Savita (Hockey), Ravi Rathore (Polo), Rahi Sarnobat, Ankur Mittal, Shreyasi Singh (Shooting); Manika Batra, G Sathiyan (Table Tennis); Rohan Bopanna (Tennis); Sumit (Wrestling); Pooja Kadian (Wushu); Ankur Dhama (Para-Athletics); Manoj Sarkar (Para-Badminton).
Dronacharya Awards: CA Kuttappa (Boxing); Vijay Sharma (Weightlifting); A Srinivasa Rao (Table Tennis); Sukhdev Singh Pannu (Athletics); Clarence Lobo (Hockey, Lifetime); Tarak Sinha (Cricket, Lifetime); Jiwan Kumar Sharma (Judo, Lifetime); V R Beedu (Athletics, Lifetime).
Dhyan Chand Awards: Satyadev Prasad (Archery); Bharat Kumar Chetry (Hockey); Bobby Aloysius (Athletics); Chougale Dadu Dattatray (Wrestling).