National Sports Awards 2018 - Complete Winners List

List of National Sports Awards Winners 2018

List of National Sports Awards Winners 2018
National Sports Award Winners list 2018 (Dinamalar 21.9.2018)

The National Sports Awards 2018 were officialy announced on 20.9.2018.

National Sports Awards

National Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports. 

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

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 year.

Arjuna Award

Arjuna Award is given for consistency outstanding performance for four years.

Dronacharya Award 

Dronacharya Award for coaches for producing medal winners at prestigious International sports events.

Dhyan Chand Award

Dhyan Chand for life time  to sports development

Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar  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 nominations were received for these awards this year, which were considered by the Selection Committees consisting of former Olympian, Arjuna Awardees, Dronacharya Awardees, Dhyan Chand Awardees, Sport Journalists/ Experts/ Commentators and sports administrators 

Selection Committee for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and Arjuna Awards was headed by Justice (Ms.) Indermeet Kaur Kochhar (Former Judge of High Court of Delhi High Court). 

Selection Committee for Dronacharya Awards and Dhyan Chand Awards was headed by Justice Mr. Mukul Mudgal (Former Chief Justice, High Court of Punjab & Haryana High Court).  Selection Committee for Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar was headed by Shri Rahul Bhatnagar, Secretary (Sports). Selection Committee for MAKA Trophy was headed by Shri Ashok Kumar, former Olympian. 

Based on the recommendations of the Committee and after due scrutiny, the Government has decided to confer awards upon the following sportspersons, coaches and entities:

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2018

Mirabai Chanu and Virat Kohli to get Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

S. No.Name of the SportspersonDiscipline
1.Ms. S. Mirabai ChanuWeightlifting
2.Shri Virat KohliCricket

Dronacharya Awards 2018

S. No.Name of the CoachDiscipline
  1.  
Subedar  Chenanda Achaiah  KuttappaBoxing
  1.  
Shri Vijay SharmaWeightlifting
  1.  
Shri A. Srinivasa RaoTable Tennis
  1.  
Shri Sukhdev  Singh  PannuAthletics
  1.  
Shri Clarence LoboHockey (Life Time)
  1.  
Shri Tarak SinhaCricket (Life Time)
  1.  
Shri Jiwan Kumar SharmaJudo (Life Time)
  1.  
Shri V.R. BeeduAthletics (Life Time)

Arjuna Awards 2018

S. No.Name of the SportspersonDiscipline
  1.  
Shri Neeraj ChopraAthletics
  1.  
Naib Subedar Jinson JohnsonAthletics
  1.  
Ms. Hima DasAthletics
  1.  
Ms. Nelakurthi Sikki ReddyBadminton
  1.  
Subedar Satish KumarBoxing
  1.  
Ms. Smriti MandhanaCricket
  1.  
Shri Shubhankar SharmaGolf
  1.  
Shri Manpreet SinghHockey
  1.  
Ms. SavitaHockey
  1.  
Col. Ravi RathorePolo
  1.  
Ms. Rahi SarnobatShooting
  1.  
Shri Ankur MittalShooting
  1.  
Ms. Shreyasi SinghShooting
  1.  
Ms. Manika BatraTable Tennis
  1.  
Shri G. SathiyanTable Tennis
  1.  
Shri Rohan BopannaTennis
  1.  
Shri SumitWrestling
  1.  
Ms. Pooja KadianWushu
  1.  
Shri Ankur DhamaPara-Athletics
  1.  
Shri Manoj SarkarPara-Badminton

Dhyan Chand Award 2018

S. No.Name of the SportspersonDiscipline
  1.  
Shri Satyadev PrasadArchery
  1.  
Shri Bharat Kumar ChetriHockey
  1.  
Ms. Bobby AloysiusAthletics
  1.  
Shri Chougale Dadu DattatrayWrestling

Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Pur 2018

S. No.CategoryName of the entity
1.Identification and Nurturing of Budding & Young TalentRashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited
2.Encouragement to Sports through Corporate Social ResponsibilityJSW Sports
3.Sports for DevelopmentIsha Outreach

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy 2017-18

Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 

The awardees will receive their awards from the President of India at a specially organized function at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on 25th September, 2018.

Apart from a medal and a citation, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardee will receive a cash prize of Rs. 7.5 lakh. Arjuna, Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand Awardees will receive statuettes, certificates and cash prize of Rs. 5 lakh each. A trophy and citation is given to the entity in the Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar, 2018. Recipients of Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar will be given Trophies and certificates. Overall top performing university in inter-university tournaments will be given MAKA Trophy, award money of Rs. 10 lakh and certificate.




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