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Snooker Champion Chitra nominated for Arjuna Awards 2014

May 22, 2014 18:40 IST

Snooker champion Chitra Magimairaj was nominated for Arjuna awards 2014 announced by the Billiards and Snooker Association of India (BSFI) on 21 May 2014. Contemporary player Vidhya Pillai and upcoming player Brijesh Damani were also nominated for the Arjuna awards 2014.

The BSFI nominated the players and coach based on the last four years performance of the players and coach.

Chitra was born in Bangalore in 1973. She has bagged three gold, three silver and three bronze medals in the World Ladies Billiards and Snooker Association event. She won Gold medal in the World Women's Senior Snooker Championship 2014 held in Leeds.

Chennai-born Vidya Pillai won a bronze medal in the World ladies IBSF Snooker Championship 2010 and a national snooker champion in 2011.

Kolkata based Brijesh won the national snooker title in 2008 and currently he is ranked No.4 in India.

National Snooker coach Manoj Kothari was nominated for the Dronacharya award 2014.

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