Veteran desk tennis participant Mouma Das and the legendary PT Usha’s coach Madhavan Nambiar had been amongst six sportspersons awarded the distinguished Padma Shri by the Authorities of India on the eve of the nation’s 72nd Republic Day. Moreover Mouma and the nice athletics coach, higher referred to as OM Nambiar, former India ladies’s basketball group captain P Anitha, long-distance runner Sudha, former Indian wrestler Virender Singh and para athlete KY Venkatesh have additionally been honoured with the nation’s fourth highest civilian award within the sports activities class.
Yearly, the award winners are introduced on the eve of Republic Day. The Padma awardees are felicitated by the President of India.
Mouma, who gained the Arjuna Award in 2013, grew to become solely the second desk tennis participant after Achanta Sharath Kamal to win the Padma Shri. Sharath gained the popularity in 2019.
“I grew to become mom in December 2019 and did not get to play after that due to the COVID pandemic. This honour will give me additional motivation to comeback stronger and win extra laureuls for the nation,” Mouma, who gained a number of Commonwealth and South Asian Video games medals, instructed PTI.
Sudha, who was awarded the Arjuna in 2012, is the second-most famend athlete to bag the popularity. She is an Indian Olympic athlete within the 3000 metres steeplechase occasion.
A nationwide file holder within the occasion, she has represented India at worldwide occasions since 2005.
Singh is an Asian champion within the self-discipline and has gained two gold and 4 silver medals at varied editions of Asian Video games and the continental championships. She had represented India at two consecutive Olympic Video games, in 2012 and 2016.
Nambiar, famend for being Usha’s coach, is a 1985 Dronacharya awardee.
Virender is a bronze medal-winning wrestler within the 1992 World Wrestling Championship at Cali, Colombia.
He additionally gained a silver medal in Commonwealth Championship in 1995 (Senior, 74kg, freestyle).
Venkatesh was a para athlete who has his identify within the Limca Ebook of Data for profitable the very best variety of medals within the World Dwarf Video games, 2005. He additionally represented India on the first Worldwide Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics World Championships in Berlin, Germany in 1994.
Anshu Jamsenpa is an Indian mountaineer and the primary lady on the earth to scale the Mount Everest twice in a season, and the quickest double summitter to take action inside 5 days.
This 12 months no sporstperson has been honoured with the Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan.
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