Yumnam Sanathoi recommended for Arjuna Award 2015

Yumnam Sanathoi recommended for Arjuna Award 2015

The selection committee of the the Sports Ministry has recommended 17 sportspersons for Arjuna Awards this year. Wushu sanshou fighter Yumnam Sanathoi is among the players. Sania Mirza recommended for Khel Ratna award.

Yumnam Sanathoi has won a number of medals at various international championships. She has medals in asian and world wushu championships many times. In the Asian Games 2014, Incheon, South Korea, she won a bronze medal in women’s 52kg category.

Yumnam Sanathoi will be the third wushu player to win the prestigious Arjuna award. Earlier, Wangkhem Sandhyarani and Mayanglambam Bimoljit won the award. They are all sanshou players.

The players recommended for the Arjuna Awards for the year 2015 are:
Sanathoi Devi – Wushu
Sandeep Kumar – Archery.
MR Poovamma – Athletics
Mandeep Jangra – Boxing
Rohit Sharma – Cricket
Dipa Karmakar – Gymnastics
PR Sreejesh – Hockey
K Srikanth – Badminton
Jitu Rai – Shooting
Sathish Kumar – Weightlifting
Bajrang – Wrestling
Babita- Wrestling
Sharath Gayakwad – Para-Swimming
Manjeet Chillar – Kabaddi
Abhilasha Mhatre – Kabaddi
Anup Kumar Yama – Roller Skating
Swaran Singh – Rowing

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