Published on: December 7, 2022
Nepal Shuttler Ashwini Bhat, basketballer Lopamudra Thimmaiah and Anargya Manjunath, the teenage table tennis talent, are among 15 sportspersons picked for the Ekalavya award
- Cricketer : Karun Nair and rower Tarun Krishnaprasad
- Lifetime achievement award: Veteran athletics coach Gaonkar GV and Capt. Dilip Kumar (kayaking & canoeing)
- Karnataka Kreeda Ratna: Pooja Gaali (atya patya), Kiran Kumar (ball badminton), Gopal Naik (kambala), Deeksha K (kho-kho), Shivayogi Basappa Bagewadi (stone lifting , Lakshmi Biredekar (wrestling), P Gopalakrishna (yoga), Raghavendra Hondadakeri (powerlifting), Sooraj Annikeri, wrestling), Shashank BM (para swimming), D Nagaraju (yoga), Shrivarshini (gymnastics), Avinash Naik (judo).
- Sports promoter award : Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara Educational Trust , Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences RVCE , Hoodi Sports club ,Sri Bala Maruti Institution ,Eminent Shooting club , Balanjaneya Gymnasium , Basavanagudi Aquatic Centre , Padukone –Dravid Centre for sports Excellence
- Ekalavya awards: Jeevan KS (athletics), Nitin (netball), Ashwini Bhat (badminton), Tarun Krishnaprasad (rowing), Lopamudra Thimmaiah (basketball), Likith SP (swimming), , Anargya Manjunath (table tennis), Danamma Chichakhandi (cycling), Ashwal Rai (volleyball), Vasundhara MN (judo), Pradhan Somanna, (hockey), Prashanth Kumar Rai (kabaddi), Radha V (para athletics), Muneer Basha (kho-kho).
About the award
- It is an honorary sports award bestowed by the Government of Karnataka to sports personalities of the nation by the Department of Youth
- Initiated in 1993, the honor is conferred by the “The Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT)” of IMFA Group.
- Cash Prize : 2 lakh
The award was established in 1993