PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar, Jitu Rai receive Khel Ratna, India's highest sporting honour

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Shuttler PV Sindhu won a historic silver in the women's singles and was presented India's highest sporting honour. Image: PIB_India Twitter

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Sakshi Malik ended India's long wait for a medal at Rio Olympics. Sakshi Malik smiles as she is conferred the prestigous Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award by President of India. Image: PIB_India Twitter

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Dipa Karmakar grabbed a piece of history for herself with a fourth place finish in artistic gymnastics with her now famous Produnova vault at Rio Olympics. Pranab Mukherjee presents her with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. Image: PIB_India twitter handle

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Shooter Jitu Rai was always a contender after consistently producing medal-winning performances in the last two years, including gold at the Asian and Commonwealth Games along with a silver at the World Championships. Jitu said that he was lucky to get the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. Image Courtesy: PIB_India Twitter

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Sakshi Malik and Dipa Karmakar walk out after the award ceremony ended. Image: PIB_India Twitter

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Khel Ratna, Arjuna and Dronacharya awardees pose with President Pranab Mukherjee. Image Courtesy: PIB_India Twitter


Updated Date: Aug 30, 2016 11:41 AM

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