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PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik to be conferred with Rajiv khel Ratna award

PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik to be conferred with Rajiv khel Ratna award

The sports ministry of India announced the list of the highest sports honour Rajiv Khel Ratna awardees for this year. The Rio Olympics medallists ace shuttler PV. Sindhu and wrestler Sakshi Malik will be conferred with the prestigious award along with Gymnast Dipa Karmakar and shooter Jitu Rai.

Rajiv Khel Ratna award is given to sports persons for outstanding performance in the field over a period of four years. The award consists of a cash prize of Rs.7.5 lakh along with a medal and a citation.

  • PV Sindhu – Badminton
  • Dipa Karmakar – Gymnastics
  • Jitu Rai – Shooting
  • Sakshi Malik –Wrestling

The government has also announced Dronacharya Award, the honour for excellence in sports coaching. The list of the awardees is to Nagapuri Ramesh (Athletics), Sagar Mal Dhayal (Boxing), Raj Kumar Sharma (Cricket), Bishweshwar Nandi (Gymnastics), S. Pradeep Kumar (Swimming, Lifetime) and Mahabir Singh (Wrestling, Lifetime).

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Dhyan Chand Award for their life-time contribution to sports development will be awarded to Satti Geetha (Athletics), Sylvanus Dung Dung (Hockey), Rajendra Pralhad Shelke (Rowing)

About 15 sports persons were conferred with Arjun Award for consistent performance in the last four years. Rajat Chauhan (Archery), Lalita Babar (Athletics), Sourav Kothari (Billiards & Snooker), Shiva Thapa (Boxing), Ajinkya Rahane (Cricket), Subrata Paul (Football), Rani (Hockey), Raghunath V.R. (Hockey), Gurpreet Singh (Shooting), Apurvi Chandela (Shooting), Soumyajit Ghosh (Table Tennis), Vinesh (Wrestling), Amit Kumar (Wrestling), Sandeep Singh Mann (Para-Athletics), Virender Singh (Wrestling, Deaf).

Sakshi Malik wins Bronze in Women’s Wrestling: The First Indian Female Wrestling Olympic Medallist

The Selection Committee for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and the Arjuna Award was headed by Justice S.K. Agarwal, retired Delhi High Court Judge and the Selection Committee for the Dronacharya Award and the Dhyan Chand Award was headed by M.C. Mary Kom.

Arjuna, Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand awardees will receive statuettes, certificates and a cash prize of Rs.5 lakh each.

These awards will be given by President of India, at Rashtrapati Bhawan on August 29.

Rio Olympics Day 12 Highlights: India Opens Medal Tally with Bronze

rio day 12 highlights

On 12th day at Rio, United States athletes showed great performances with medals in their list. India saw its first medal bronze from Sakshi Malik in wrestling.

American Brianna Rollins won gold in the women’s 100 metres hurdles final. Jamica’s Elaine Thompson took the women’s 200 metres gold medal finishing in 21.78 seconds.

Tianna Bartoletta of United States won gold in women’s long jump. Chinese duo win Men’s table tennis by defeating Japan 3-1 in the final.

Jamicas Usain Bolt qualifies for 200m finals, Justin Gatlin and yohan blake out of the qualifiers.

United States team beat Argentina, 105-78 and made to the semi-finals of the Men’s basketball tournament. The team will be facing Spain in their next match.

Sakshi Malik wins Bronze in Women’s Wrestling: The First Indian Female Wrestling Olympic Medallist

Sara Dosho of Japan won gold 3-1 defeating Russia’s Natalia Vorobieva in women’s 69kg freestyle wrestling final.Britain reached Women’s hockey finals after beating, New Zealand 3-0. The team will be facing Netherlands in the finals.

Kaori Icho of japan wins women’s 58kg wrestling event beating beat Russia’s Valeriia Zholobova 3-1. India’s Sakshi Malik and Tunisia’s Marwa Amri won the bronze medals.

Japan’s Eri Tosaka won gold in 48 Kg women’s freestyle wrestling final.

Indonesia’s badminton duo  Ahmad Tontowi and Liliyana Natsir, clinched Gold after beating Malaysia 21-14 21-12 Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying.

India at Rio:

Finally India opened its medals account with the first one clinched by Wrestler Sakshi Malik in 58 kg womens wrestling freestyle.

Vinesh phogat fellow wrestler competing in 48Kg womens wrestling freestyle left the competition with injury.

Rio Olympics 2016 Highlights: P.V. Sindhu Enters Semi Finals Beating Wang Yihan

Kidambi srikanth fought to keep up his hopes but lost to the defending champion,  lin dan 21-6, 11-21, 21-18. The first set was a terrible loss to kidambi as it was dominated by his counterpart. However, he gave a tough fight in the second set winning it. Athelete Tintu Luka ended at 29th position in 800m race finishing in 2:00.58.

Sakshi Malik wins Bronze in Women’s Wrestling: The First Indian Female Wrestling Olympic Medallist

Sakshi Malik wins Bronze in Women’s Wrestling

Indian Flag Raises finally! India won’t come back empty-handed from Rio now.

After 11 days at Rio, Indian Wrestler Sakshi got something good to see, by showing a comeback performance at women’s wrestling 58 KG freestyle.

She defeated Kyrgyzstan’s  Aisuluu Tynybekova 8-5 to become the first player to open the medals account.

Sakshi was down 0-5 in the beginning rounds and fought back to equate the score to 5-5. With few seconds left to end the bout, she scored three points that turner the match towards her.

After winning Bronze Sakshi Malik said “Meri 12 saal ki tapasya safal hui (My 12 years’ of hard work have born fruit),”

“Aakhir tak dimag mein tha medal tera hai (till the last moment, my heart said the medal was mine),” Sakshi added.

Rio Olympics 2016 Highlights: P.V. Sindhu Enters Semi Finals Beating Wang Yihan

Sakshi is 23-year-old and hails from Rohtak in Haryana. There was a huge applause for the winner from the sports fraternity and others.

Here are some tweets that flooded immediately after she won a medal.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted “Sakshi Malik creates history! Congratulations to her for the Bronze. The entire nation is rejoicing”, the PM’s Twitter handle said. “On this very auspicious day of Raksha Bandhan, Sakshi Malik, a daughter of India, wins Bronze & makes all of us very proud.

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