A host of yesteryear heroes figure in the list of Karnataka Olympic Association (KOA) awards for the year 2013 along with some exciting performers for the year.

Besides it has been decided that the KOA will provide financial assistance to needy sportspersons and also aid associations affiliated to KOA, with the conduct of national championships.

The KOA award function will be held on Thursday, November 21, at 6 p.m. at the ‘Glass House’, Raj Bhavan, Raj Bhavan Road, Bangalore-560001.

The KOA awardees for 2013: Reshma Karthik (badminton), Karan Harold Joshua (basketball), V. Durga Rao (boxing), Shaheera Attar (cycling), M.B. Kalpana (fencing), V.R. Raghunath (hockey), K.S. Vanitha (kabaddi), H.R. Srinivasa Nayaka (kho-kho), P.J. Sneha (netball), Meghana M. Sajjanar (shooting), T. Sneha (swimming), Ambika Khot (taekwondo), N. Priyanka (volleyball), Prema Huchannavar (wrestling).

Mailaralinga Dindalakoppa (sports journalist), Abdul Hafeez (photographer), Jalaja Naresh (veteran international athlete), Jayavanthi Shyam (veteran international basketball player), Prakash Padukone (veteran international badminton player), Arvind Savur (veteran international billiards player), B.P. Govinda (former Olympian hockey player), M.R. Patil (former Olympian wrestler). — Special Correspondent

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