Dipa Karmakar shadows Virat Kohli for her splendid performance in the ongoing Rio Olympics 2016. She could not win the Final but finished fourth. She did not only win the hearts of Indian but also won the applause from her competitors and millions of others.
Dipa Karmakar shadows Virat Kohli and has been nominated for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna. Virat Kohli has not been nominated even though he was present in the initial screening. Here are the list of considered and nominated players for Khel Ratna.
|Applied and Considered||Screened||Nominated|
|Tintu Luka||Virat Kohli||Dipa Karmakar|
|Anirban Lahiri||Dipa Karmakar||Jitu Rai|
|Vikas Gowda||Jitu Rai||Yet to be Named|
|Mithali Raj||P V Sindhu|
|P V Sindhu|
As per the reports Indian captain was ignored because this is an Olympic Year. However, the name of P V Sindhu was surprising from the committee. However, the committee felt that PV Sindhu may win a medal and would get qualified automatically. Jitu Rai has won the nomination for his powerful performance in Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and he also qualified for the Olympics.
Dipa Karmakar shadows Virat Kohli in Khel Ratna Awards and Tennis Players lost out for Arjuna Awards. However, members from Cricket, Hockey, Wrestling and other sports got 15 nominatation from the committee.
Here is the list of Arjuna Award Nomination
Rajat Chauhan (archery), VR Raghunath, Rani Rampal (hockey), Lalita Babar (athletics), Sourav Kothari (cue sports), Shiva Thapa (boxing), Ajinkya Rahane (cricket), Sandeep Singh Maan (para), Apurvi Chandela, Gurpreet Singh (shooting), Saumyajit Ghosh (TT), Amit Kumar, Vinesh Phogat (wrestling), Subrata Pal (football) and Virendra (deaf sports).
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