Neeraj Chopra recommended for Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award

In addition to the Khel Ratna, the 20-year-old javelin thrower, from the Indian Army, has also been recommended for the Arjuna Award by the AFI.

Neeraj Chopra is one of the three athletes who has been recommended for the Arjuna Award.   -  PTI

Recently crowned Commonwealth Games (CWG) javelin throw champion Neeraj Chopra has been recommended by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) for the country’s highest sporting honour — the Khel Ratna Award.

In addition to the Khel Ratna, the 20-year-old, from the Indian Army, has also been recommended for the Arjuna Award by the AFI.

Chopra is one of the three athletes who has been recommended for the Arjuna Award, with women’s javelin thrower Annu Rani and four-times Commonwealth Games medallist Seema Antil Punia being the other two.

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The federation has also nominated legendary athlete turned coach P.T. Usha and India youth team coach Sanjay Garnaik for the Dronacharya Award.

Bobby Aloysius, Kuldeep Singh Bhullar and Jata Shankar have been recommended for the Dhyanchand Award, while T.P. Ouseph has been recommended for the Life Time Achievement Award.