Commonwealth Games gold medallist discus thrower Vikas Gowda has been recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna for the second time along with his female counterpart and CWG champion Seema Punia for the coveted award this year.
Young long jumper Ankit Sharma upstaged national record holder Prem Kumar with a new meet-equalling effort to grab the spotlight on the second day of the National Open Athletics Championships here on Monday.
Eighteen Incheon Asian Games medal winners, including members of gold-winning Indian hockey, squash and women's relay teams, were today felicitated by their employers Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited for bringing laurels to the country in the multi-sporting event.
The Indian men's hockey team regained the gold medal after a gap of 16 years while the women's 4x400m relay team also picked up a yellow metal as India added four medals to jump to the ninth position in the overall standings in the 17th Asian Games here on Thursday.
Indian track and field athletes put behind the disappointment of denying an additional medal in women's 3000m steeplechase event as they picked up one silver and three bronze on the second day of athletics competitions at the Asian Games here on Sunday.