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MOC approves financial assistance for top Indian athletes' training & competitions for Paris Olympics, including Vinesh Phogat

Published at :June 6, 2024 at 10:02 PM
Modified at :June 6, 2024 at 10:02 PM
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Wrestlers, shooters, javelin throwers, and More receive support for Paris 2024.

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports’ Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) has approved multiple proposals from many Paris Olympics and Paralympic Games bound athletes, including wrestler Vinesh Phogat.

Vinesh has sought financial assistance towards competition and training camp in Madrid, Spain followed by a training camp in Boulogne sur-Mer, France. She is set compete in the Grand Prix, Spain, in July before spending a week in training there before heading to Boulogne sur-Mer, France to train for 20 days ahead of the Olympic Games.

MOC also approved overseas training camps for Indian pistol shooter Arjun Cheema who sought assistance towards 11-day training in Austria.

The Paris Paralympics-bound Javelin throwers Ajeet Singh and Sandeep Choudhary will respectively train in the Leichtathletik Gemeinschaft Offenburg Centre and LAZ Zweibrucken E.V Centre in Germany. Ajeet will train for 45 days under German coach Werner Daniel while Sandeep will train for 41 days under coach Uwe Hohn before the Paralympic Games.

Para Club and Discus Thrower Pranav Soorma’s request for assistance under Target Olympics Podium Scheme (TOPS) to compete in the Para Athletics Championship in Krusevac, Serbia, and train for 10 days at the same location also secured the MOC’s nod.

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The MOC approved assistance to Triple Jumper Eldhose Paul to compete in the Meeting Nikaia in France, boxer Lovlina Borgohain to compete in the Grand Prix- Czech Republic International Tournament and table tennis players Sreeja Akula and Manika Batra for competing in multiple international tournaments.

Manika Batra’s proposal for assistance towards the purchase of a DHS Table to train in India and Para–Athlete Bhagyashree Jadhav’s proposal for assistance towards procurement of wheelchair and shot-put equipment were sanctioned.

MOC approved wrestler Antim Panghal’s request for assistance for board and lodging of her coach during UWW 2nd Ranking Series and the training camp at Olympic Training Centre, Tata, Hungary and badminton players Rakshitha Sree and Anmol Kharab’s request for assistance to compete in the Kaohsiung Masters (BWF super 100) event.

The meeting also approved the promotion of five TOPS Athletes to Core Group from Development Group. These are Boxers Nishant Dev, Jaismine Lamboria and Preeti Pawar as well as Table Tennis players Manav Thakkar and Archana Kamath.

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