The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has nominated world championships bronze medallist and Asian and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Vinesh Phogat for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, and five others for the Arjuna Award.
In addition, the federation has submitted four nominations each for the Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand Awards.
Among the Arjuna Award nominees are 2016 Rio Olympics bronze medal winner Sakshi Malik, who is already the recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.
Deepak Punia and Rahul Aware, who won silver and bronze, respectively, at the 2019 world championships at Nur-Sultan in Kazakhstan, are among the others nominated for the Arjuna Award, alongside Sandeep Tomar and Greco-Roman wrestler Naveen.
The WFI has nominated Virender Kumar, who has been credited with shaping the careers of…