Guwahati: President of India Ram Nath Kovind confers Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award, 2021 on Neeraj Chopra in recognition of his outstanding achievements in Athletics.
The 23-year-old Chopra, who earned the historic track-and-field gold medal with a staggering throw of 87.58m in the javelin throw finals, became the only second individual gold medalist from India at the Olympics and the first in athletics.
• Gold Medal at Tokyo Olympics 2020
• Gold Medal at Gold Coast CWG 2018
• Gold Medal at Asian Games, Jakarta 2018
Apart from Chopra, Olympic silver-winning wrestler Ravi Dahiya, bronze-winning pugilist Lovlina Borgohain, cricketer Mithali Raj, footballer Sunil Chhetri hockey players PR Sreejesh and Manpreet Singh also received the prestigious award.