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Government of India
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
24-February-2016 17:07 IST
Qualified sportspersons for Rio Olympics, 2016 left out of TOPS

 

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal has said that Based on the information provided by Sports Authority of India, following sportspersons, who have earned Quota Place for India for participation in Olympics 2016, are not included in Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Scheme presently:

 

S No

Name

Discipline

1

Shri Baljinder Singh

Athletics-20 Km Walk

2

Shri Chandan Singh

Athletics-20 Km Walk

3

Ms Sapna

Athletics-20 Km Walk

4

Ms Manpreet Kaur

Athletics-Shotput

5

Shri Nitendra Rawat

Athletics-Marathon

6

Ms O P Jaisha

Athletics-Marathon/5000 M Steeple Chase

7

Ms Sudha Singh

Athletics-Marathon

8

Ms Lalita Babar

Athletics-3000 M Steeple Chase

9

Ms Kavita Raut

Athletics-Marathon

10

Shri Miraj Ahmad Khan

Shooting-Skeet

11

Hockey Team (Men) (16 members)

Hockey

12

Hockey Team (Women) (16 members)

Hockey

Training of such sportspersons is being done under the Scheme of Assistance to National Sports Federations (NSFs)/ specific requests under National Sports Development Fund.

 

Those who have qualified for Rio Olympics are being included in the TOP Scheme

 

TOP Scheme Elite Athletes Identification Committee’ has been reconstituted in December 2015. The Committee’s assignment for selection of athletes under the Scheme and review of their performance is an ongoing process from time to time. The composition of the Committee is as under:

S No

Name

Designation

1

Ms Anju Bobby George

Chairperson

2

Shri Rahul Dravid

Member

3

Shri Pullela Gopichand

Member

4

Ms Manisha Malhotra

Member

5

Ms M C Mary Kom

Member

6

Director General,  Sports Authority of India  or his

Member

 

representative – ED (Teams)

 

 

 

 

7

Joint Secretary (Sports), MYAS

Member

8

Director (Sports) & Member Secretary-NSDF

Convener

 

In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today the Minister said, In order to ensure that athletes under TOP scheme devote their time to training and preparation for Olympics 2016 and promptly get requisite funds as per entitlement under TOP scheme, Project Officers (PO) in Sports Authority of India (SAI) have been deputed to, inter-alia, work as mentors and do the work of handholding of the athletes under TOP scheme for their respective disciplines. The POs have been asked to proactively contact the said athletes and ascertain their requirements not covered under Scheme of Assistance to NSFs and get their application / documents / Bank Account details, etc. completed for getting funds from TOP Scheme on immediate basis for such requirements.

 

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