April 14, 2024


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Six para-athletes included in TOPS ahead of Paris Olympics; MOC approves funds for Sindhu and others

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As a lot of as 6 para-athletes ended up on Wednesday extra to the core group of players below the Sports Ministry’s Concentrate on Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) maintaining in thoughts the numerous major tournaments this year and the 2024 Paris Olympics.

The athletes inducted into the scheme consist of Ekta Bhyan, Neeraj Yadav, Nimisha C Suresh and Radha Venkatesh (para-athletics), Prachi Yadav (para canoe) and Paramjeet Kumar (para powerlifting).

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The decision was designed by the Athletics Ministry at a Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) meeting attended by members, such as former footballer Bhaichung Bhutia, lengthy jumper Anju Bobby George and shuttler Trupti Murgunde, moreover reps of different federations and Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra.The assembly was chaired by SAI Director Basic Sandip Pradhan.

The MOC also accepted a ask for from two-time Olympic Games medallist PV Sindhu to guidance the value of her health and fitness coach Srikanth’s travel and continue to be for the duration of the German Open up, All-England Championships, Swiss Open and Korean Open up in March and April.

Sindhu’s own travel and lodging expenditures will be borne beneath the ministry’s Once-a-year Calendar for Instruction and Opposition (ACTC) spending budget for the Badminton Association of India (BAI), a ministry release stated. Her trainer’s fees for journey to these four tournaments have been sanctioned from the Goal Olympic Podium Scheme.

Similarly, Olympic bronze medallist shuttler Saina Nehwal’s request for economic guidance for her physiotherapist, Ayesha, to her travel and remain all through the German Open up, All-England Championships and Swiss Open was also approved. SAI previously extends monetary aid in direction of Ayesha’s month to month remuneration.

The MOC also authorized proposals truly worth much more than Rs. 43.50 lakh from badminton gamers Ashmita Chaliha, Aditi Bhatt, and doubles players MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila, Vishnuvardhan Goud and Krishna Prasad, Pullela Gayatri Gopichand and Treesa Jolly as properly as Shikha Gautam and Ashwini Bhatt to enable them to compete in global events.

Proposals from paddlers Manika Batra, Archana Kamath, Payas Jain, Yashaswini Ghorphade, Suhana Saini and Diya Chitale value above Rs 8.5 lakh has also been accredited along with their airfares. This support has been prolonged towards worldwide competitions.

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