National Sports Awards 2019: list of nominees of Khel Ratna and Arjuna Awards

Here is the complete list of nominees of Khel Ratna and Arjuna awards across all sports.

Experienced Indian shooter Heena Sidhu has been nominated for the Khel Ratna award by the National shooting federation.   -  PTI

Asian Games 2018 gold medal-winning Indian boxer Amit Panghal has been nominated for Arjuna awards by the Boxing Federation of India.

Panghal claimed the light flyweight (49kg) category gold after defeating reigning Olympic champion Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan in the Asiad final at Jakarta.

In a similar move, the Board of Control for Cricket in India recommended India pacers Mohammad Shami and Jasprit Bumrah, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and women’s team spinner Poonam Yadav for the Arjuna award.

National football team stars Gurpreet Singh Sandhu and Jeje Lalpekhlua, too, have been recommended for the Arjuna award by the football's national governing body.

The National shooting federation has suggested the names of pistol ace Heena Sidhu and trap shooter Ankur Mittal for the Khel Ratna. Anjum Moudgil (rifle), Shahzar Rizvi (pistol) and Om Prakash Mitharwal (pistol) have also been nominated for the Arjuna Awards.

Meanwhile, the Wrestling Federation of India has recommended Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat for the Khel Ratna award. Besides the duo, the WFI has also suggested names of Rahul Aware, Harpreet Singh, Divya Kakran and Pooja Dhanda for the Arjuna Award.

The Table Tennis Federation of India has recommended Harmeet Desai, Sanil Shetty and Madhurika Patkar for the Arjuna Awards.

Neeraj Chopra, who won a gold in the Asian Games last year with a record throw, has been nominated for the prestigious Rajiv Khel Ratna Award by the Athletics Federation of India.Five other track and field athletes have been nominated for Arjuna Awards. They are Asian Games gold winners Tejinder Pal Singh Toor (shot put), Arpinder Singh (triple jump), Manjit Singh (800m) and Swapna Barman (heptathlon), as well as Dutee Chand (silver in 100m and 200m).

Ace goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh has been recommended for the Khel Ratna Award, while Chinglensana Singh Kangujam and forward Akashdeep Singh; women's hockey team defender Deepika have been recommended for the Arjuna Award.