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Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

IANS  |  New Delhi 

President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday gave away the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award to former India hockey team captain Sardar Singh and Paralympics double gold medallist and world record holder Devendra Jhajharia at a function at Rashtrapati Bhawan here on the occasion of National Sports Day.

Jhajharia won gold in men's javelin F46 event at the 2004 Paralympics in Athens with a then world record distance of 62.15 metres, eclipsing the previous mark of 59.77m. It was the first gold medal for India at the Paralympics since Murlikant Petkar finished at the top of the ...

First Published: Thu, September 07 2017. 15:19 IST
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