National Sports Awards 2020
National Sports Awards 2020 News
Arjuna Awardee Ishant Sharma vows to continue playing cricket till his body allows
Ishant, 31, made his international debut in both Tests and ODIs in 2007 and played his first T20I the following year.
National Sports Awards: Ultimate dream is to qualify for FIFA World Cup, says Arjuna Awardee Sandesh Jhingan
India central defender Sandesh Jhingan became the 27th footballer to receive the Arjuna Award.
'There were days when we didn't know where the next meal will come from,' Khel Ratna Rani Rampal on her journey
"I won't rest till I win an Olympic medal. Even after all these years, what keeps me going is the honour of wearing the India jersey. That joy is incomparable," Rani said on being conferred with the Khel Ratna award.
National Sports Day: Of miffed athletes, muffled grudges and stony silence
What does an archetypical Indian athlete represent in modern India? What explains the sense of entitlement of some of our elite sportspersons and their deafening silence on issues of society and misgovernance? As another National Sports Day passes by, it is worth remembering that at its core, sport stands for courage, conviction, and fairness.
Athletics coach Purushotham Rai passes away one day before receiving Dronacharya Award
Over his storied career, Rai had trained international athletes like Murali Kuttan, Ashwini Nachappa, MK Asha, EB Shyla, Rosa Kutty and GG Pramila, and he also accompanied the Indian team as coach for the 1987 World Athletics Championship
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.
'Will bring an Olympic gold next year, Khel Ratna will follow,' says boxer Vikas Krishan after missing out on top honour for second time
When I will return with Olympic gold, the committee will have to acknowledge my performance and recommend me for a Khel Ratna," Vikas, only the second Indian boxer to qualify for three Olympics, said.
'Hum toh shadow bangaye': Boxer Manoj Kumar's coach Rajesh Kumar Rajound on Dronacharya snub
After being snubbed for the Dronacharya, two-time Olympian Manoj Kumar's brother, Rajesh Kumar Rajound, said: "Gareeb aadmi ke liye sirf samaan hi sab kuch hota hai."
National Sports Awards 2020: BAI congratulates former and current shuttlers nominated for various awards
Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy have been picked for the Arjuna award, while the Dhyan Chand Award will be conferred on former shuttlers Pradeep Gandhe, Trupti Murgunde and Satyaprakash Tiwari, with Gaurav Khanna getting the Dronacharya Award
National Sports Awards 2020: Dutee Chand says Arjuna nomination will motivate her to breach Olympic qualification mark
Dutee featured in the Rio Olympics by breaching the qualifying standard of 11.32 seconds but this time the mark is 11.15 seconds.
‘It’s not as if my career’s over’: Arpinder Singh on missing out on Arjuna Award for fourth time
Arpinder Singh won gold in the triple jump at the 2018 Asian Games. While his coach got a Dronacharya that same year, Arpinder has unsuccessfully applied for the Arjuna Award in three consecutive years since.
National Sports Awards 2020: India's ODI vice-captain Rohit Sharma thanks fans after winning Khel Ratna
Rohit, along with paddler Manika Batra, women's hockey captain Rani Rampal, wrestler Vinesh Phogat and para-athlete T Mariyappan were this year awarded the country's highest sporting honour.
National Sports Awards 2020: Chirag Shetty, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy elated after Arjuna comes as 'silver lining' during pandemic
The awards ceremony will be held virtually on 29 August, the National Sports Day, instead of the Rashtrapati Bhavan this year due to the pandemic.
National Sports Awards 2020: Unprecedented eight para-sports personalities to receive Khel Ratna, Arjuna award
An unprecedented eight para-sports personalities will receive the National Sports Awards, including the Khel Ratna to Paralympics gold medallist Mariyappan Thangavelu, virtually on 29 August.
National Sports Awards 2020: No Arjuna Award for ex-Khel Ratna winners Sakshi Malik, Mirabai Chanu
This was due to the fact that they had already won the Khel Ratna, the country's highest sporting honour.
National Sports Awards 2020: Manoj Kumar writes to Kiren Rijiju asking Dronacharya for brother, coach
Boxer Manoj Kumar wrote to the Union sports minister Kiren Rijiju asking for his brother and personal coach Rajesh Kumar Rajound to be nominated for the Dronacharya Award this year.
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: 'Kept believing mera time aayega,' says luge legend Shiva Keshavan on belated Arjuna recommendation
'I kept believing, mera time ayega (my time will come), and maybe it is finally here. Everything in life happens at the best time,' India's luge exponent Shiva Keshavan said.
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
National Sports Awards 2020: Rohit Sharma, Vinesh Phogat among four recommended for Khel Ratna Award
Vinesh has been rewarded for her gold medals in the 2018 Commonwealth and Asian Games besides a bronze in the 2019 Asian Wrestling Championships.