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Mari Kom, Amit Panghl included in 10 boxers 'Topps'

Mission Olympic Cell of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has included 10 boxers in the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) for the Tokyo Olympic-2020.  These boxers include six-time world champion Mary Kom (51 kg weight categ…




Mission Olympic Cell of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has included 10 boxers in the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) for the Tokyo Olympic-2020.  These boxers include six-time world champion Mary Kom (51 kg weight category) as well as Amit Panghal (52 kg weight category).  Apart from these two, women boxers Sonia Chahal (57 kg weight), Neeraj (57 kg weight), Nikhat Zarine (51 kg weight category) Lavlina Borgohain (69 kg weight category).

 Among the male boxers, Amit is accompanied by Kavinder Bisht (57 kg weight), Vikas Krishna (75 kg weight), Shiv Thapa (63 kg weight category), Manish Kaushik (63 kg weight category).  The meeting held here on Wednesday was chaired by Sandeep Pradhan, Director General of Sai.  The players have been selected according to certain scale, including recent performances, World Championships, Asian Games, Asian Championships and international performances in the last three years.

Badminton player Sai Praneeth has also been included in the top.  Praneeth had recently lost in the semi-finals at the World Championship, but he became the first player from India to win a medal at the World Championship in the last 36 years.  Also in this meeting, a budget proposal of Rs 1.4 crore was approved for a total of 11 sports such as Weightlifting, Wrestling, Shooting, Archery, Table Tennis, Athletics, Badminton, Tennis, Para-Badminton, Para Archery and Para-Shooting.

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