Ace Indian hockey midfielder Viren Rasquinha and shooter Gagan Narang are among the Arjuna award winners for 2005.
Women's cricketer Anju Jain is among the awardees, while none of her popular male counterparts were nominated.
Paddler Soumyadeep Roy and athlete Manjit Kaur also figure in the list
Earlier, champion cueist Pankaj Advani bagged the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the country's highest sporting honour.
Arjuna Awards, 2005 :
Tarundeep Rai - Archery
Dola Banerjee - Archery
Manjit Kaur - Athletics
Aparna Popat - Badminton
Anuja Prakash Thakur - Billiards & Snooker
Akhil Kumar - Boxing
Shri Surya Shekhar Ganguly - Chess
Anju Jain - Cricket
Viren Rasquinha - Hockey
Ramesh Kumar - Kabaddi
Gagan Narang - Shooting
Shikha Tandon - Swimming
Soumyadeep Roy - Table Tennis
Sushil Kumar - Wrestling
Rajinder Singh Rahelu - Physically Handicapped.