The Boxing federation of India (BFI) has nominated star boxers Vikas Krishan and Amit Panghal for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2020 while three other boxers- Lovlina Borgohain, Simranjit Kaur and Manish Kaushik have been nominated for Arjuna Awards.
24 year old Amit is a reigning World Champion Silver medalist, Asian Games and Asian Championships Gold medalist champion and also a silver medallist at the Gold Coast CWG.
Vikas Krishan is current Commonwealth Games gold medalist and Asian Bronze medalist. He has also won Asian Games gold in 2010 & World Championship Bronze in 2011. He was honoured with Arjuna Award in 2012.
Lovlina Borgohain is reigning 2 time World Championship Bronze medalist in Women’s 69kg Category.
Simranjit Kaur currently competes in 60kg category. Her biggest achievement has been a Bronze in Women’s 64kg category at the 2018 World Championship.
Manish Kaushik also finished in the podium at the 2019 AIBA Men’s World Championship where he bagged Bronze in the lightweight category. He is also Silver medalist from 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
All five of these boxers have also earned a Quota for Tokyo Olympics which have been scheduled to the summer of the next year.