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New Delhi : National Sports Awards 2020 were announced on August 21, 2020. Top cricketer Rohit Sharma, Para Athlete Mariyappan T, Paddler Manik Batra, Wrestler Vinesh Phogat, and Hockey player Rani Rampal have bagged Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

Sprinter Dutee Chand, fast bowler Ishant Sharma, Shooter Manu Bhaker, Tennis Player  Divij Sharan, are among the 27 sportspersons receiving Arjuna Award.

The awardees will receive their awards from the President of India at a specially organised function through virtual mode from Rashtrapati Bhawan on  August 29, 2020, according to a PIB release.

Sports Awards are given every year to recognise and reward excellence in sports. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four years; Arjuna Award is given for consistent outstanding performance for four years; Dronacharya Award goes to the coaches for producing medal winners at prestigious international sports events; Dhyan Chand Award is for life time contribution to sports development and Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar is given to the corporate entities (both in private and public sector) and individuals who have played a visible role in the area of sports promotion and development. Overall top performing university in inter-university tournaments is given Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy.

A large number of applications were received for Sports Awards this year, which were considered by the Selection Committee headed by Justice (Retd.) Mukundakam Sharma (former Judge of Supreme Court of India) and other members comprising eminent sportspersons, persons having experience in sports journalism, and sports administration, etc, according to a PIB release.


S. No. Name of the Sportsperson Discipline
 Rohit Sharma Cricket
 Mariyappan T. Para Athletics
Ms. Manika Batra Table Tennis
Ms. Vinesh Wrestling
Ms. Rani Hockey



S. No. Name of the Sportsperson (Shri) Discipline
 Atanu Das Archery
Ms. Dutee Chand Athletics
 Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy Badminton
 Chirag Chandrasekhar Shetty Badminton
 Vishesh Bhriguvanshi Basketball
Subedar Manish Kaushik Boxing
Ms. Lovlina Borgohain Boxing
 Ishant Sharma Cricket
Ms. Deepti Sharma Cricket
 Sawant Ajay Anant Equestrian
Sandesh Jhingan Football
Ms. Aditi Ashok Golf
 Akashdeep Singh Hockey
Ms. Deepika Hockey
Deepak Kabaddi
 Kale Sarika Sudhakar Kho Kho
Dattu Baban Bhokanal Rowing
Ms. Manu Bhaker Shooting
 Saurabh Chaudhary Shooting
Ms. Madhurika Suhas Patkar Table Tennis
 Divij Sharan Tennis
Shiva Keshavan Winter Sports
Ms. Divya Kakran Wrestling
 Rahul Aware Wrestling
 Suyash Narayan Jadhav Para Swimming
 Sandeep Para Athletics
 Manish Narwal