M.R. Poovamma and Babita Kumari honoured with Arjuna Award 2015 [ Current Affairs ]


About M. R. Poovamma: Machettira Raju Poovamma was born on 5th June 1990. She completed bachelor’s degree in business management from SDM College of Business Management in Mangalore. She is an Indian sprinter and races in the 400 meters event.

Image of Machettira Raju Poovamma

Image of Machettira Raju Poovamma

Winner of Arjuna Award

She contributed in the Beijing Olympics of 2008.

She is currently ranked No. 2 in the 400meter category in allover the Asia.

She is got the support from Anglian Medal Hunt Company

About Babita Kumari:

Image of Babita Kumari

Image of Babita Kumari

Winner of Arjuna Award 2015

  • Babita Kumari was born on 20th November 1989.
  • She is an Indian wrestler by profession.
  • She won a silver medal in wrestling in the 51 kg freestyle category at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
  • She also won a bronze medal World Wrestling Championships of 2012.
  • She has also won the gold medal in 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow.
  • She is sister of Geeta who is India’s first gold medalist in wrestling in Commonwealth Games.
  • Babita is sponsored by the JSW Sports Excellence Program.

About winning of Arjun Award:

  • M. R. Poovamma and Babita Kumari have been honoured with prestigious Arjuna Award 2015 for their specific achievements in sports.

- Published on: October 1, 2015