Wrestlers Sonam Malik, Anshu Malik amongst six Tokyo-bound athletes included in TOPS core group

Wrestlers Sonam Malik, Anshu Malik amongst six Tokyo-bound athletes included in TOPS core group

The choice was taken on the 56th assembly of the Mission Olympic Cell held on 7 April, when it was determined that every one Olympic-qualified athletes will likely be supported via TOPS.

Wrestlers Sonam Malik, Anshu Malik among six Tokyo-bound athletes included in TOPS core group

India’s Anshu Malik in motion on Day 4 of the Asian Wrestling Championships in Almaty, Kazakhastan. Picture credit score: United World Wrestling

New Delhi: The sports activities ministry has included six athletes, together with Tokyo Olympic-bound wrestlers Sonam Malik and Anshu Malik, moreover 4 sailors in its Goal Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) core group.

The choice was taken on the 56th assembly of the Mission Olympic Cell held on 7 April, when it was determined that every one Olympic-qualified athletes will likely be supported via TOPS.

Anshu (57kg) and Sonam (62kg) had been included within the TOPS core group after they secured their Olympic berths by guaranteeing silver medals on the Asian Olympic Qualifiers in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

The 19-year outdated Anshu did not cease there as she went on to win the gold medal on Friday defeating Mongolia’s Battsetseg Altantsetseg 3-0 within the title conflict.

Each the wrestlers had been beforehand part of the TOPS growth group and are amongst six wrestlers to win quotas for the Tokyo Olympics.

Becoming a member of them in TOPS programme could be 4 Tokyo-bound sailors, who created historic first for the nation by qualifying for the Olympics.

After Nethra Kumanan grew to become the primary Indian girl sailor to qualify for the Olympics within the laser radial occasion within the Mussanah Open Championship, Vishnu Saravanan and the pair of Ganapathy Chengappa and Varun Thakkar additionally made the lower for Tokyo within the Asian Qualifiers in Oman lately.

Whereas Vishnu certified within the laser customary class occasion, the workforce of Ganapathy and Varun made the lower within the males’s 49er class occasion.

Presently, there are 113 particular person athletes who’re supported via the TOPS scheme within the core group.

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