New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind honored the players with awards. Tokyo Olympics gold winner Neeraj Chopra was honored with the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award by President Ram Nath Kovind.
Neeraj Chopra created history by becoming the first Indian to win a gold medal in the track and field category at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Chopra is only the second player to win an individual Olympic gold medal for India. Shooter Abhinav Bindra won the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics.
Indian cricket team player Shikhar Dhawan has also been awarded the Arjuna Award. At the same time, Monika (Hockey), Vandana Kataria (Hockey), Sandeep Narwal (Kabaddi), Abhishek Verma (Shooting) were awarded the Arjuna Award.
first published:Nov. 13, 2021, 5:15 p.m.