First Sportspersons to be awarded Arjuna Award

#SportSportspersonYear
1.ArcheryKrishan Das1981
2.AthleticsGurbachan Singh Randhawa1961
3.BadmintonNandu Natekar1961
4.BasketballSarbjit Singh1961
5.Billiards and SnookerWilson Jones1963
6.BoxingL Buddy D'Souza1961
7.CarromA Maria Irudayam1996
8.ChessManuel Aaron1961
9.CricketSalim Durani1961
10.CyclingAmar Singh1975
11.EquestrianDafadar Khan M. Khan1973
12.FootballPK Banerjee1961
13.GolfPG Sethi1961
14.GymnasticsShyamlal1961
15.HockeyPrithipal Singh1961
16.JudoSandeep Byala1992
17.KabaddiSubbiah Rajarathinam1994
18.TennisRamanathan Krishnan1961
19.Roller SkatingAnup Kumar Yama2015
20.RowingMaj Parveen Oberoy1981
21.PoloPrem Singh1961
22.ShootingKarni Singh1961
23.SquashSaurav Ghosal2006
24.SwimmingBajarangi Prasad1961
25.Table TennisJC Vohra1961
26.VolleyballA Palaniswamy1961
27.WeightliftingAN Ghosh1961
28.WrestlingHav Uday Chand1961
29.WushuW Sandhyarani Devi2011
30.YachtingLt Cdr SJ Contractor1970

First Sportswomen to be awarded Arjuna Award

#SportSportspersonYear
1.ArcheryDola Banerjee2005
2.AthleticsStephie D'Souza1963
3.BadmintonMeena Shah1962
4.Billiaards and SnookerAnuja Thakur2005
5.BoxingMary Kom2003
6.ChessRohini Khadilkar1980-81
7.CricketShanta Rangaswamy1976
8.CyclingM. Mahapatra1978-79
9.FootballShanti Mallick1983
10.GolfAnjali Desai1972
11.TennisNirupama Mankad1978-79
12.SquashDipika Pallikal2012
13.SwimmingRima Datta1966
14.WrestlingGeeta Jakhar2006