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Sports Ministry approves financial assistance to Indian swimmers for upcoming events

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 24, Mar 2022
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Indian swimmers have been approved financial support for participation in various competitions this year via Sports Ministry’s Target Olympic Podium Scheme and the Annual Calendar for Training and Competition scheme.

The assistance, after approval from the Mission Olympic Cell, has been forwarded to Sajan Prakash, Srihari Nataraj, Maana Patel and Kenisha Gupta. While Sajan and Srihari are currently a part of the TOPS Core group, Maana and Kenisha are from the TOPS Development Group.

Sajan, who competed at the Tokyo Olympics, has been cleared an amount of 15.1 lakh rupees towards expenditure on training as well as participation in multiple competitions and training camps.  

He will compete in the Danish Open, Denmark, in the middle of April, before taking part in three Mare Nostrum events across Monaco, Barcelona and Canet in May. Sajan will then take part in a High-Altitude training camp at the Sierra Nevada training centre in Spain between June and July.

Srihari Nataraj, who also competed in Tokyo 2020, has been approved an assistance of 22.02 lakh rupees towards expenditure on domestic training and participation towards multiple competitions. The financial support also includes expenses for his personal coach and physiotherapist.  

Tokyo Olympian Maana Patel and youngster Kenisha Gupta, have been sanctioned 3.89 lakh rupees each for their participation in the French Open Swimming Championships.

Sources : News on AIR