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: 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: Rohit Sharma, Vinesh Phogat among five athletes to receive Khel Ratna; 29 finalised for Arjuna Award
This is the first time in the history of awards that five athletes have been recommended for the Khel Ratna, with the final decision resting on sports minister Kiren Rijiju
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju felicitates World Para Athletics Championships medal winners with cash awards
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju felicitated the medal-winning Indian para-athletes with cash awards for their best-ever performance at the recently-concluded World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai
World Para Athletics Championships: High jumpers Sharad Kumar, Mariyappan Thangavelu claim podium finish, qualify for Tokyo
Two-time Asian Para Games champion Sharad Kumar cleared the bar with season's best effort of 1.83 metres, while Mariyappan, a Rio Paralympic gold-medallist, settled for the bronze.
Interestingly, the TOPS list drawn for the 2020 Olympics included only young shuttler Lakshya Sen, track and field athletes Lilli Das, Sanjivani Jadhav and Tejaswin Shanker.
Khel Ratna winner Devendra Jhajharia wants state governments to provide more support to disabled athletes
Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia is the only Indian to win two Paralympic gold medals
Rohan Bopanna absent from Arjuna award shortlist; para-coach Satyanarayana dropped from Dronacharya list
There was a debate if Rohan Bopanna, whose nomination by the All India Tennis Association reached ministry late, should be added to this year's Arjuna Award.
Paralympian Deepa Malik appeals for Khel Ratna, says she has backing of Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar
Malik, the first Indian woman athlete to win a medal at the Paralympics, wrote an e-mail to the Sports minister Vijay Goel making the appeal and also sought an appointment
Noted athletics coach Satyanarayana, mentor of Mariyappan Thangavelu, who won a gold in the Rio Paralympics in 2016, says being recommended for the prestigious Dronacharya Award is a recognition not for him alone but for para-athletes too.
Tamil Nadu's para-athlete Mariyappan Thangavelu and former national table tennis champion Anthony Amalraj on Thursday expressed joy over being recommended for the Arjuna Award, saying it will motivate them to achieve greater heights.
Two-time Paralympic gold-medallist Devendra Jhajharia on Thursday became the first paralympian to be recommended for the country's highest sporting honour -- the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award -- along with former hockey captain Sardar Singh.
The 19-year-old, identified as Satish Kumar, was found dead near a railway track in Tamil Nadu's Salem district. He had hit the parked car of Mariyappan a day earlier, which led to the squabble.
Indian cricket skipper Virat Kohli, Rio Olympics bronze medallist wrestler Sakshi Malik, gymnast Dipa Karmakar were honoured with the Padma Shri by President Pranab Mukherjee at a civil investiture ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday.
Apart from Kohli and Sakshi, the other sportspersons named for this award are Mariyappan Thangavelu and Deepa Malik, Dipa Karmakar, PR Sreejesh, Vikas Gowda and Shekar Naik.
Rio Paralympics gold medallist T Mariyappan was today honoured by Tamil Nadu government with Chief Minister O Panneerselvam presenting him the Rs two crore reward, announced by his predecessor late Jayalalithaa.
From the Rio Olympics to a home Test season in cricket, the year 2016 gave India some great sporting moments and several noteworthy young performers emerged as national sports icons. Here's the list of the most impressive Indian sports icons of 2016.
'Movement' and 'Revolution' are strong words to use, but the progress made by para sports and its athletes in the last few years has been noteworthy. With over 30 per cent of India's Paralympics medals thus far coming at Rio, those words are perhaps just