Sarvesh, Abha Khatua, and Kiran Pahal Added to the TOPS Core Group for Paris Olympics


In a significant development, the Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) has expanded the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) core group for the upcoming Paris Olympics. Three talented athletes have been included.

Sarvesh Anil Kushare join TOPS ahead of the Olympics

The jumper from Maharashtra has been the mainstay of the Indian high jump along with National record holder Tejaswin Shankar. Sarvesh had a good year in 2023 where he participated and showcased his skills in major International tournaments like Asian Athletics Championships, World Athletics Championships, and Asian Games.

Abha Khatua (Shot Putter):

National record holder in women’s shot put with a throw of 18.41m, Abha Khatua booked her berth for the 2024 Paris Olympics via the rankings route where she sits at the 23rd spot. Hailing from West Bengal, Abha missed the 2023 Asian Games due to an injury and breached the qualification mark of the Asian Games after the period was over.

Kiran Pahal (400m Sprinter):

Only direct qualifier for the 2024 Paris Olympics from the Inter-State Athletics National Championships last week, Kiran Pahal was the star of the tournament with a stellar performance in the women’s 400m. Returning to the track after an injury, Kiran stunned everyone when she clocked 50.92s in the women’s 400m semi-final breaching the Olympic qualification mark.

These athletes will receive comprehensive support, including financial assistance for training, travel, and other essential needs. As they prepare for the Paris Olympics, India rallies behind them, hoping for podium finishes and moments of glory.

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