Union Government reconstituted committee to identify athletes under TOP Scheme

The reconstituted committee will be headed by Abhinav Bindra. By winning the gold in the 10 m air rifle category at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic games, he became the first Indian to win an individual gold medal at the Olympic Games.

Created On: Jan 28, 2017 08:00 ISTModified On: Jan 28, 2017 10:49 IST

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel on 27 January 2017 reconstituted Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Committee.

The primary objective of the reconstituted TOP Committee is to identify and support potential medal prospects for 2020 and 2024 Olympic games under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme.

For the reconstituted committee, Abhinav Bindra was appointed as the chairman.

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Members of the committee are

Member

Who is he/she?

Anil Khanna

Sports Administrator

Prakash Padukone

Renowned Ex Badminton Player and Coach

Karnam Malleshwari

Olympic Medalist

P T Usha

Renowned Olympian

Murlidhar Raja

Sports Administrator

Anjali Bhagwat

Renowned Shooter

Rekha Yadav

Secretary, Railway Sports Promotion Board

Dr S S Roy

ED (Teams), Sports Authority of India

Inder Dhamija

Joint Secretary (Sports)

Inder Dhamija wil act as the Member Secretary of the reconstituted committee.

About Target Olympic Podium Scheme

• It was formulated within the overall ambit of National Sports Development Fund (NSDF).

• Its objective is to identify and support potential medal prospects for 2016 and 2020 Olympic games.

• Under the scheme, the selected athletes are provided with financial assistance so that they will get customized training in institutes having world class facilities.

• The reconstituted committee under the chairmanship of Abhinav Bindra will select the candidates.

• Benchmark for selection of athletes under the scheme is in relation to international standards.

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