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TOPS approves Bajrang, Vinesh's request

Source: PTI
March 21, 2023 15:17 IST
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IMAGE: Bajrang Punia’s request to train in Cholpon-Ata in Kyrgyzstan was approved by TOPS. Photograph: Al Bello/Getty Images

The Sports Ministry's Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) has approved star wrestlers Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat's request for training stints in Kyrgyzstan and Poland respectively.

While Bajrang requested to train in Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan for 16 days, Vinesh wanted to train at the Olympic Preparation Centre in Spala, Poland for 11 days.

The financial assistance will cover athletes' air tickets, camp expenses including the cost of training, boarding, and lodging, and miscellaneous costs such as airport transfer, insurance and internal travel, out of pocket allowance among other expenses, a press release stated.

TOPS will also cover expenses for Vinesh's sparring partner - Sangeeta Phogat and physiotherapist Ashwini Jeevan Patil and Bajrang's coach Sujeet Maan, physiotherapist Aanand Kumar, and strength and conditioning expert Kaazi Kiron Mustafa Hasan.

Meanwhile, based on the selection trials conducted by the Oversight committee for wrestling, a national coaching camp would also be held for the Indian team for participation in the upcoming Senior Asian Championship 2023.

The national camp would be held at Sports Authority of India's (SAI) Sonipat Regional Centre and would have 108 wrestlers among others.

These 108 grapplers (36 women, 33 Greco roman and 39 freestyle wrestlers) would also include men's free-style and Greco roman wrestlers who are already training at SAI Sonepat.

The list of the campers that would be part of the camp are as follows:

50 Kg WW: Neelam (UP), Nirmala (HAR), Shivani Pawar (MP), Neha (MAH),

53 Kg WW: Antim (HAR), Pooja Jat (MP), Pooja Ghalot (DEL), Swati (MAH)

55 Kg WW: Sito (HAR), Anju (RSPB), Rajni (DEL), Manshi Yadav (UP)

57 Kg WW: Anshu Malik (HAR)

59 Kg WW: Sarita (RSPB), Mansi (RSPB), Reena (HAR), Simran (DEL)

62 Kg WW: Sonam Malik (HAR), Sarika (HAR), Vaishnavi (MAH), Sonika (HP)

65 Kg WW: Manisha (HAR), Monika (RAJ), Tannu Malik (UKD), Sumitra (DEL)

68 Kg WW: Nisha (RSPB), Radhika (HAR), Annu (RAJ), Arju (HAR)

72 Kg WW: Reetika (HAR), Nikki (RSPB), Pratiksha (MAH), N Tombi Devi (MNP)

76 Kg WW: Priya (HAR), Bipasha (DEL), Kiran (RSPB)

57 Kg FS: Aman (HAR), Rahul (DEL), Atish Todkar (MAH), Udit (HAR)

61 Kg FS: Pankaj (SSCB), Ravindra (HAR), Utkarsh Kale (RSPB), Mohit Kumar (HAR)

65 Kg FS: Anuj Kumar (HAR), Sujeet (HAR), Jaskaran Singh (PUN), Suraj Kokate (RSPB)

70 Kg FS: Mulayam Yadav (UP), Naveen (HAR), Sonu (SSCB), Ankit (HAR)

74 Kg FS: Yash Tushir (DEL), Sagar Jaglan (HAR), Chander Mohan (HAR), Jaideep (RSPB)

79 Kg FS: Deepak (SSCB), Sachin Mor (HAR), Pardeep (CHD), Pritam (RSPB)

86 Kg FS: Jonty Kumar (UP), Sanjeet (SSCB), Vicky (HAR)

92 Kg FS: Deepak Punia (SSCB), Praveen Kumar (HAR), Rahul Rathi (RSPB), Praveen (RSPB)

97 Kg FS: Deepak Nehra (HAR), Viky (SSCB), Sahil (PUN), Kapil (UP)

125 Kg FS: Anirudh (DEL), Akash Antil (UP), Dinesh (SSCB), Ashish (DEL)

55 Kg GR: Rupin (HAR), Manjeet (SSCB), L Sayon (MNP)

60 Kg GR: Sumit (CHD), Gyanender (SSCB)

63 Kg GR: Neeraj (HAR), Vikram (MAH), Saurabh (UP), Sandeep (HAR)

67 Kg GR: Ashu (HAR), Sagar (SSCB), Sachin Sehrawat (HAR), Deepak (DEL)

72 Kg GR: Vikas (RSPB), Ankit Gulia (SSCB), Sameer (MAH), Anuj (DEL)

77 Kg GR: Sajan (RSPB), Deepak (SSCB), Karan (DEL), Chhaggan Meena (RAJ)

82 Kg GR: Rohit Dahiya (RSPB), Neeraj (DEL), Sandeep (SSCB),

87 Kg GR: Sunil Kumar (RSPB), Rahul (RAJ), Dhareppa (KTK)

97 Kg GR: Narender Cheema (PUN), Nitesh (HAR), Sonu (SSCB), Shailesh (MAH)

130 Kg GR: Naveen (SSCB)

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