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Lakshya Sen, PV Sindhu to train in France and Germany in preparation for Paris Olympics

Published at :May 23, 2024 at 1:54 PM
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Before Lakshya Sen, PV Sindhu’s proposal for financial assistance was also approved by MOC.

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports’ Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) has approved Indian Badminton ace Lakshya Sen’s proposal for financial assistance towards a 12-day training session in Marseille, France, in preparation for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Lakshya Sen, who will compete in men’s singles event in Paris, will train at The Halle des Sports Parsemain with his coach and support staff from July 8 to 21 ahead of the Olympic Games.

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MOC also approved double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu’s proposal to head to Saarbrucken, Germany to train at the Hermann-Neuberger Sportschule. She will train there for over a month along with her coach and support staff before heading to Paris.

MOC approved their funding their airfare, boarding/lodging cost, local transportation charges, Visa Fees, shuttlecocks expenses under the Ministry’s Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS)

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During the meeting, MOC also approved Table Tennis player Sreeja Akula and Archer Tisha Punia’s proposals for support to procure equipment and golfer Aditi Ashok and swimmer Aryan Nehra’s proposals for assistance to travel to various competitions. TOPS will fund their airfare, accommodation cost, local transportation cost and Aryan’s equipment and Aditi’s caddy fee.

MOC also approved inclusion of Table Tennis player Harmeet Desai and Women’s 4×400 Relay Team in TOPS Core group and the promotion of wrestlers Nisha (68kg) and Reetika (76kg) to Core group. MOC also inducted coming golfer Kartik Singh in TOPS Development with focus towards 2028 and 2032 Olympics in Los Angeles and Brisbane respectively.

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