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Odisha Athletes Dutee, Birendra Lakra & Deep Grace Recommended For Arjuna Awards

In some good news, three athletes from Odisha have been recommended for the prestigious Arjuna award. The athletes are sprinter Dutee Chand and hockey players Birendra Lakra and Deep Grace Ekka.

Dutee, the current national record holder in the 100m women’s event is currently training to seal a spot at the Tokyo Olympics. Birendra Lakra and Deep Grace Ekka are noted defenders in the Indian hockey men’s and women’s team respectively.

Besides, these three from Odisha, here are the other names of sports players that has been recommended for the Arjuna award –

  • Ishant Sharma (Cricket)
  • Manu Bhaker (Shooting)
  • Saurabh Chaudhury (Shooting)
  • Deepika Thakur (hockey)
  • Atanu Das (Archery)
  • Deepak Hooda (Kabaddi)
  • Divij Sharan (Tennis)
  • Mirabai Chanu (Weightlifting)
  • Sakshi Mallik (Wrestling)
  • Chirag (Badminton)
  • Satwik (Badminton)
  • Dattu Bhokanal (Rowing)
  • Lovline Bogohain (boxing)
  • Akashdeep Singh (hockey)
  • Deepti Sharma (Cricket)
  • Manish Kaushik (boxing)
  • Rupinder Pal Singh (Hockey)
  • Arpinder Singh (Athletics)
  • Hima Das (Athletics)
  • Manjeet Singh (Athletics)
  • Sukhmeet Singh (Rowing)
  • Manan Chandra (Snooker)
  • Rahul Aware (Wrestling)
  • Madhurika Patkar (Table tennis)
  • Sonia Lather (Boxing)
  • RV Rahul (Weightlifting)