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General News Rohit Sharma, Vinesh Phogat among 4 recommended for Khel Ratna

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Star cricketer Rohit Sharma and decorated woman wrestler Vinesh Phogat were among the four athletes recommended on Tuesday for this year's Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award -- the country's highest sporting honour.

Woman paddler Manika Batra and Rio Paralympic gold-winning high jumper Mariappan Thangavelu were the other two sportspersons recommended for the prestigious award by a 12-member selection committee of the Sports Ministry.

This is only the second time that four athletes have been recommended for the top sporting accolade.

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