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Under the TOPs scheme, Olympics Bound Athletes to get a boost from the SAI

financial proposal of approximately Rs. 1.3 crores athletes were cleared

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The Mission Olympic Cell’s 47th Agenda meeting, chaired by Director General of Sports Authority of India (SAI) discussed the performance of athletes under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) and reviewed the financial proposals of TOPS athletes in various sporting disciplines.

During the meeting, financial proposal of approximately Rs. 1.3 crores were cleared for seven sports disciplines. The financial proposals approved include the following:

Athletics: Equipment requirements of javelin throwers Rohit Yadav and Shivpal Singh were approved.

Shooting: Equipment, training and international participation requirements of Miraj Ahmed Khan and equipment requirement for Chinki Yadav were approved.

Cycling: Financial assistance was provided to the Cycling Federation to buy new cycles and other equipment, including, performance testing SRM ergometer.

Para Archery: Para-archers Harvinder Singh, Vivek Chikara, Rakesh Kumar and Shyam Sundar’s request for equipment was approved along with Vivek Chikara request for a new prosthesis.

Swimming: Swimmer Srihari Nataraj’s request for swimming equipment, financial assistance for club, coach, other fee payments were approved.

Para-Badminton: Financial assistance for participation of Sukant Kadam, Suhas Yathiraj, Manoj Sarkar, Pramod Bhagat, Tarun and Krishna Nagar in Spain Para – Badminton International event was approved.

Para-Athletics: Para-javelin thrower Ajeet Singh’s proposal for customised below elbow prosthesis was approved which will help him with Tokyo 2020 training and international competitions.

(The above details have been taken from ABP Live)

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