New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Financial proposals of approximately Rs 1.3 crore were cleared for seven sports disciplines at the 47th Agenda Meeting of the Mission Olympic Cell (MOC). The committee also discussed the performance of athletes under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) and reviewed the financial proposals of TOPS athletes in various sports.
It was decided that recurve archer Atul Verma from the TOPS core group be moved to the developmental group. Based on their current form and performance, wrestlers Sandeep Tomar and Utkarsh Kale were excluded from the TOP Scheme.
The financial proposals approved include the following:
Athletics: Equipment requirements of javelin throwers Rohit Yadav and Shivpal Singh’s 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’s 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.