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August 12, 2003
Ace shooter Anjali Bhagwat has attacked the Arjuna Awards committee for nominating ace athlete K M Beenamol for this year's Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award ahead of her, saying its decision showed that performance alone is not the criteria for the award.
Anjali had a wonderful 2002. She was ranked number one in the world and bagged four Commonwealth gold medals, and a silver at the World Cup and the Asian Games. Beenamol won a gold each in the 800m and 400m relay besides a silver in the 400m in the Busan Asian Games last year
Do you believe the Arjuna Awards committee is politically motivated?