Amit Panghal, Vikas Krishan Nominated For Khel Ratna By Boxing Federation Of India


New Delhi: The Boxing Federation of India has nominated world silver-medallist Amit Panghal and the seasoned Vikas Krishan for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.

The BFI has nominated world bronze-winning trio of Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), Simranjit Kaur (64kg) and Manish Kaushik (63kg) for the Arjuna awards.

Similarly, for the Dronacharya awards, the BFI has finalised the names of national women’s coach Mohammed Ali Qamar and assistant coach Chhote Lal Yadav.

Commonwealth and Asian Games gold-medallist Krishan (69kg) won the Arjuna award in 2012. The 28-year-old had turned professional in 2018 after his CWG top finish followed by a third Asian Games medal — a bronze.

Of the three Arjuna contenders, Kaushik has had a great run for the past couple of years, winning a bronze in his maiden world championship (2019) to qualify for the Olympics after a silver at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Both Kaur and Borgohain booked their Tokyo tickets at the Asian qualifiers.

Former world-medallist N Usha has been nominated for the Dhyan Chand award for lifetime contribution to sports.

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