Arjuna Award 2023 updates: India fast bowler Mohammed Shami was among the 26 sportspersons who received the Arjuna Award on January 9, 2024, from Droupadi Murmu, the President of India. Shami, who finished as the leading wicket-taker of the World Cup 2023, was bestowed with the Arjuna Award, the second highest sporting honor in India, during the award ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
Shami’s exceptional performance in the World Cup, where he picked up 24 wickets from just 7 matches, earned him the prestigious recognition. His name was recommended by the Board of Control for Cricket in India after his sensational World Cup campaign.
Shami expressed his happiness and gratitude after winning the Arjuna Award 2023, stating, “This award is a dream, life passes and people are not able to win this award. I am happy that I have been nominated for this award.” The Arjuna Awards 2024 also recognized the achievements of other athletes from various disciplines, highlighting their outstanding contributions to Indian sports.
The event celebrated the exceptional talent and dedication of the awardees, reflecting the nation’s commitment to promoting and honoring sporting excellence.
Here is the full list of the winners of the Arjuna Award 2023
- Aditi Gopichand Swami – Archery
- Ojas Pravin Deotale – Archery
- Murali Sreeshankar – Athletics
- Parul Chaudhary – Athletics
- Mohammad Hussamuddin – Boxing
- R Vaishali – Chess
- Mohammed Shami – Cricket
- Anush Agarwalla – Equestrian
- Divyakriti Singh – Equestrian Dressage
- Diksha Dagar – Golf
- Krishan Bahadur Pathak – Hockey
- Sutirtha Mukherjee – Table Tennis
- Dilpreet Singh – Hockey
- Ankita Raina – Tennis
- Deepak Punia – Wrestling
- Seema Punia – Athletics
- Eldhose Paul – Athletics
- Avinash Mukund Sable – Athletics
- Lakshya Sen – Badminton
- Prannoy HS – Badminton
- Amit Panghal – Boxing
- Nikhat Zareen – Boxing
- Sheetal Devi – Para Archery
- Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar – Shooting
- Esha Singh – Shooting
- Saurabh Chaudhary – Shooting
Here are the achievements of some of the Arjuna Award winners for 2023:
Mohammed Shami: The Indian fast bowler was bestowed with the Arjuna Award after finishing as the leading wicket-taker of the World Cup 2023, where he picked up 24 wickets from just 7 matches.
Diksha Dagar: The golfer won a silver medal at the 2019 Deaflympics, becoming the first Indian to win a medal in golf at the event.
Lakshya Sen: The badminton player won a bronze medal at the 2023 Asian Championships and a gold medal at the 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games.
Saurabh Chaudhary: The shooter won a gold medal in the 10m air pistol event at the 2022 Commonwealth Games and a silver medal in the same event at the 2022 Asian Games.
Ankita Raina: The tennis player won a bronze medal in the women’s doubles event at the 2022 Asian Games and a gold medal in the mixed doubles event at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
These are just a few examples of the achievements of some of the Arjuna Award 2023 winners for 2023. The full list of awardees includes athletes from various disciplines who have excelled in their respective sports and made significant contributions to Indian sports.
The Arjuna Awards 2023 recognized the achievements of athletes from various disciplines, highlighting their outstanding contributions to Indian sports. The event celebrated the exceptional talent and dedication of the awardees, reflecting the nation’s commitment to promoting and honoring sporting excellence.