KOA honour for Chikkarangappa, Jyothi; awards function on Monday

Sprinter HM Jyothi and golfer S Chikkarangappa are in the list of 16 sportspersons who will receive the Karnataka Olympic Association (KOA) awards this year.

Other notable winners include young table tennis star Archana Kamath, swimmer Damini K Gowda, top-ranked girls’ badminton player Shikha Gautam and Indian hockey team midfielder SK Uthappa.

Press photographer G Mohan and sports promoter Vinaya Hegde will also receive the honour while in the veteran category, B J Kariappa will be the recipient, KOA President K Govindaraj told a press conference.

Sharana Gouda Beleri (wrestling) will receive the award in the coach’s category.
The awards will be presented on Monday by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in a ceremony to be held at Yavanika, State Youth Centre.

The list of awardees: HM Jyothi (Athletics), Shikha Gautam (Badminton), HM Bhandavya (Basketball), Sandesh M Uppar (Cycling), Chikkarangappa (Golf), SK Uthappa (Hockey), Mallaprabha Jadhav (Judo), Usha Rani (Kabaddi), Mayur Bhanu (Shooting), Damini K Gowda (Swimming), Anitha R (Taekwondo), Archana Kamath (Table Tennis), Dhruthi Venugopal (Tennis), Vinayak Rokade (Volleyball), Naveen Chandra (Weightlifting), BJ Kariappa (Veteran hockey player), Sharana Gouda Beleri (Wrestling coach), G Mohan (Press photographer), Vinaya Hegde (Sports promoter).

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