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BFI nominates Amit Panghal, Vikas Krishan for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

Amit Panghal and Vikas Krishan have been nominated by the Boxing Federation of India for the country's highest sporting honour - Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna.

Reported by: PTI New Delhi Published on: June 01, 2020 18:20 IST
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Amit Panghal and Vikas Krishan have been nominated by the Boxing Federation of India for the country's highest sporting honour - Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna.

The Boxing Federation of India on Monday nominated world silver-medallist Amit Panghal and the seasoned Vikas Krishan for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, picking only Olympic-bound names as its nominees for the annual honours.

Panghal (52kg), also an Asian Games champion, has not won any national sports award. He is being nominated for the Arjuna award for the past three years but has not been considered by the selection committee because of a 2012 "inadvertent" dope offence.

Commonwealth and Asian Games gold-medallist Krishan (69kg) won the Arjuna award in 2012.

The BFI has nominated world bronze-winning trio of Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) and Simranjit Kaur (64kg) and Manish Kaushik (63kg) for the Arjuna awards. (ALSO READ: BCCI nominates Rohit Sharma for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna)

In its nominations for the Dronacharya awards, the BFI has finalised the names of national women's coach Mohammed Ali Qamar and assistant coach Chhote Lal Yadav.

Yadav is also closely associated with six-time world champion M C Mary Kom.

The last day for filing nominations is Wednesday.

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