National Sports Awards 2020: Khel Ratna awardee Mariyappan Thangavelu 'never thought he would reach this far'
Thangavelu still cannot believe how far he has come after suffering permanent disability at the age of five when a bus crushed his right leg below the knee.
National Sports Awards 2020: Winning Khel Ratna will serve as a bigger motivation for me, says Rani Rampal
The Sports Ministry on Friday decided to honour Rani with the Khel Ratna along with star cricketer Rohit Sharma, wrestler Vinesh Phogat, Paralympic gold-winner Mariyappan Thangavelu and table tennis player Manika Batra.
This was due to the fact that they had already won the Khel Ratna, the country's highest sporting honour.
National Sports Awards 2020: Prize money for all award categories to be increased substantially, say reports
Currently, the Khel Ratna comes with a cash prize of Rs 7.5 lakh, while the Arjuna Award winners get Rs 5 lakh,
National Sports Awards 2020: From Rani Rampal to Mariyappan Thangavelu, know your Khel Ratna nominees
Controversies aside, the annual national sports awards are a celebration of athletes' hard work and success. Here's a quick look at the five recommendations for the Khel Ratna honour.
National Sports Awards 2020: From Neeraj Chopra to Manika Batra, all the sports stars nominated for Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award
Here's a list of athletes who have been nominated so far for National Sports Awards in the Khel Ratna and Arjuna Award categories
Country''s top sprinter Hima Das, who had a stellar 2018, has been nominated for the prestigious 'Khel Ratna' by the state government of Assam.
Sports Ministry extends deadline for submitting applications for awards, allows athletes to self-nominate
The Sports Ministry has invited only e-mail applications this year due to the pandemic.
The Boxing Federation of India on Monday nominated world silver-medallist Amit Panghal and the seasoned Vikas Krishan for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, picking only Olympic-bound names as its nominees for the annual honours.
Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra was on Saturday recommended for the coveted Khel Ratna Award by the committee constituted by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) for the third time in a row.
Indian Weightlifting Federation nominates Mirabai Chanu for Arjuna Award, despite having already won Khel Ratna
Chanu had received the Khel Ratna along with Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli in 2018
Sports minister Kiren Rijiju urges national federations to avoid doing anything which might lead to suspension
Lamenting that archers Deepika Kumari and Ankita Bhakat were forced to compete under the IOC flag, sports minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday urged national federations to not be involved in anything that leads to their suspension.
Sounding out a warning to his rivals, a fit-again Bajrang Punia on Thursday said the wrestling world will see a new avatar of him at the Tokyo Olympics, where he will be one of India's strongest medal contenders.
In this tell-all interview, cue sport giant Pankaj Advani opens up about financial troubles that he faced in the initial phase of his career, the time when he wanted to quit and the secret to his success.
For Gagan Narang, the Khel Protsahan award marks a seamless, even poetic transition from a player to player-mentor. If the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2010 attested his status as one of country’s leading sportspersons, the latest honour is a recognition of his endeavour to set up structures and processes.
Asian Games 2018 gold medallist Bajrang Punia to talk to sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore about Khel Ratna snub
Bajrang said: "It doesn't feel good to beg for an award, but it is the biggest honour for any sportsperson and a wrestler's career is very uncertain. Any time an injury can end your career."
Listen: Full script of Episode 43 of Spodcast where we discuss Virat Kohli's absence from Asia Cup squad, Khel Ratna Awards and more
Read the full script of episode 43 of Spodcast, Firstpost's sports podcast, where we discuss India beginning their Asia Cup campaign sans skipper Virat Kohli, Mirabai Chanu getting nominated for Khel Ratna among other things.
Firstpost Spodcast Episode 43: Virat Kohli's absence from Asia Cup squad, Khel Ratna Awards and more on our daily podcast
India begin their Asia Cup campaign sans skipper Virat Kohli, Mirabai Chanu gets nominated for Khel Ratna and Real Madrid's Gareth Bale believes the club can do well despite Ronaldo's move — we discuss all this and more on Spodcast, Firspost's daily sports podcast.
After her success at the Commonwealth Games, Mirabai Chanu is targetting an Asian Games gold to add to her World Championship title.
The BCCI has recommended former India captain Rahul Dravid for the prestigious Dronacharya award and once again nominated Virat Kohli for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna honour.