Bombayla, Sonia, Bimoljeet honoured with Arjuna Awards
IMPHAL, August 29: Three state sportspersons including Olympians Laishram Bombayla Devi and Ng Sonia Chanu were among the 25 sports persons who were on Wednesday honoured with the Arjuna award at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi.
The other sportsperson is M Bimoljit Singh (Wushu).
Olympic medallists Vijay Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt were jointly conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.
List of Arjuna awardees: Deepika Kumari (Archery), Laishram Bombayla Devi (Archery), Sudha Singh (Athletics), Kavita Ramdas Raut (Athletics), Ashwani Ponnappa (Badminton), Parupalli Kashyap (Badminton), Aditya S Mehta (Billiards and Snooker), Vikas Krishan (Boxing), Yuvraj Singh (Cricket), Sardar Singh (Hockey), Yashpal Solanki (Judo), Anup Kumar (Kabaddi), Samir Suhag (Polo), Annu Raj Singh (Shooting), Omkar Singh (Shooting), Joydeep Karmakar (Shooting), Deepika Pallikal (Squash), Sandeep Sejwal (Swimming), Ng. Sonia Chanu (Weightlifting), Narsingh Yadav (Wrestling), Rajinder Kumar (Wrestling), Geeta Phogat (Wrestling), M. Bimoljit Singh (Wushu), Deepa Mallick (Athletics – Paralympics), Ramkaran Singh (Athletics – Paralympics).