World No.1 Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat were recommended by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.
Punia recently won the gold medal at the Asian Wrestling Championships in China. In the same tournament, Vinesh also secured a gold medal and became the first Indian woman wrestler to win gold in both Commonwealth and Asian games.
Meanwhile, Rahul Aware, Harpreet Singh, Divya Kakran and Pooja Dhanda were recommended for Arjuna Award. Wrestlers Virender Kumar, Sujeet Maan, Narendra Kumar and Vikram Kumar were recommended for the Dronacharya Award.
(Featured Image: FB/Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia)
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