Virdhawal Khade

Tejaswini Sawant

Tejaswini Sawant

Delhi July 22 : The national awards selection committee today officially announced the list of recipients for the 2011 National Sports Awards. Kolhapur is honored again as our VEERDHAWAL VIKRAM KHADE (International Swimmer) and TEJASWINI SAWANT (International Shooter) are the ARJUN AWARD winners.

Veerdhawal Khade is already crowned as WORLD”S FASTEST YOUNGEST SWIMMER and he has participated in BIJING Olymipics 2008. Now He is practicing hard to achieve the first ever medal in Swimming in the London Olympics 2012. He has got many International/Asian Gold Medals.

Tejaswini Sawant is already won the GOLD Medal in WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP of Shooting. She has also got many International awards. She is student of Kreedaprabodhini of Govt. of Maharashtra .


Sunil-Chhetri Photo by Ajay Harugale, Kolhapur.

In football, the name of India striker Sunil Chhetri is finalised. It would be a great achievement for the Delhi boy Sunil Chhetri who started his career with local City Club before moving to Mohun Bagan AC. Thereafter he went to JCT where he started to show glimpses what he is capable off. In the last couple of seasons Sunil has played for Dempo SC, then spend the summer with North American MLS side Kansas City Wizards before playing for Chirag United SC in the second half of last season.

Complete list for Arjuna Awardees
Archery - Rahul Bannerjee

Athletics - Preeja Sreedharan, Vijas Gowda

Badminton - Jwala Gutta

Boxing - Suronjoy

Cricket - Zaheer Khan

Disabled - Prashant Karmakar

Football - Sunil Chhetri

Gymnastics - Ashish Kumar

Hockey - Rajpal Singh

Kabaddi - Rakesh Kumar, Tejaswini Bai

Shooting - Tejaswini Sawant

Swimming - Virdhaval Khade

Tennis - Somdev Devvarman

Volleyball - Sanjay Kumar

Weightlifting - Ravi Kumar

Wrestling - Ravindra Singh

Wushu - Sandhya Rani Devi