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Target Olympics: 39 More Players Added to Sports Ministry Scheme

The sports ministry has added 39 more players as recommended by the Identification Committee of Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOP) of National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) chaired by Anurag Thakur, an MP.

Rio 2016The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) said these athletes will get assistance under the TOP Scheme for Rio Olympics and 2020 Olympics in addition to 45 athletes already named in the Scheme. Now the Olympics Target Scheme has 84 athletes. So far, 1.4 crore was granted by the ministry under the scheme.

The names of 39 athletes are as follows:

 

Athletics (19 Athletes)

 

Seniors in 4x400m Women Relay Team
 1 (i)    Priyanka Pawar
 2 (ii)   Tintu Luka
 3 (iii)  Debashree Majumdar
 4 (iv)  M.R. Poovamma
 5 (v)   Anilda Thomas
 6 (vi)  Ashwini Akkunji
 7 (vii)  Jauna Murmu
 8 (viii) Sini Jose
 9 (ix)   Mandeep Kaur
Juniors in 4x400m Women Relay Team (For 2020 Olympics Development Group)
 10 (i)   Chavi Sharawat
 11 (ii)   Anju Thomas
 12 (iii)  Nirmala
 13 (iv)   Arpitha M.
 

Race-Walking

 14 (i)  K. Ganapathy
 15 (ii)  Manish Rawat
 16 (iii) Sandeep Kumar
 17 (iv) Devender Singh
 

Discus Throw

 18 (i) Navjeet Kaur Dhillon (For 2020 Olympics Development Group)
 

Shot Put

 19 (i) Inderjeet Singh

 

Archery (16 Athletes)

 

Senior Men
20 (i)  Tarundeep Rai
21 (ii)  Atanu Das
22 (iii) Jayanta Talukdar
23 (iv) Mangal Champia
24 (v)  Viswash
25 (vi) Ranjit Naik
 

Senior Women

26 (i)   Deepika Kumari
27 (ii)  Bombayla Devi
28 (iii) Rimil Buruily
29 (iv) Laxmi Rani Majhi
30 (v)  Dola Banerjee
31 (vi) Snehal

 

 Junior Boys (For 2020 Olympics Development Group)

 

32 (i)    Sanjay Boro
33 (ii)   Atul Verma
34 (iii)   Binod Swansi
Junior Girls (For 2020 Olympics Development Group)

 

35 (i)  Madhu Vedwan

 

Boxing (2 Athletes)

 

36 (i)   Sumit Sangwan – Men’s 81 kg
37 (ii)  Sarjubala Devi – Women’s 48kg (For 2020 Olympics Development Group)

 

Shooting (1 Athlete)

 

38 (i)   Chain Singh – Rifle Shooting

 

 

Swimming (1 Athlete)

 

39 (i)   Maana Patel – 100m, 200m Backstroke (For 2020 Olympics Development Group)

 

The Ministry has initiated the ‘Target Olympic Podium Scheme’ (TOP Scheme)  that envisages identification of athletes who are potential medal winners in Olympics and providing support to them for preparation for Olympics.

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