BFI recommends Amit, Vikas for Khel Ratna Award

Amit Panghal

The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) on Monday suggested the names of Amit Panghal and Vikas Krishan for the lofty Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

“Boxing Federation of India has made due ingenuity practice on the exhibitions of competitors and mentors during the most recent four years,” the BFI articulation read.

Fighters Simranjeet Kaur, Lovlina Borgohain and Manish Kaushik have been suggested for the Arjuna Award while N. Usha has been suggested for the Dhyanchand Award by the organization.

The two proposals for Dronacharya Award were mentors Chhote Lal Yadav and Mohammad Ali Qamar.

Amit has been designated for India’s most elevated wearing honor for his predictable exhibitions over the most recent couple of years. In 2019, he won the silver award at the lofty World Championships in the flyweight classification.

He is additionally an Asian Games gold medallist, having remained on the platform in Jakarta in 2018. Around the same time, he won the silver award in the Commonwealth Games.

28-year-old Vikas, who is more experienced than Panghal, in 2018 won his third Asian Games award at Jakarta (Bronze). He likewise won the gold award at Gold Coast that year.

Krishnan remains the main second Indian, behind Vijender Singh, to fit the bill for three Olympics. Krishnan was given the Arjuna Award in 2012.


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