Mission Olympic Cell approves Mirabai Chanu, Bindayarani Devi's proposal to train in USA

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Mission-Olympic-Cell-approves-Mirabai-ChanuThe Mission Olympic Cell of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports approved Mirabai Chanu and Bindyarani Devi's proposal for an overseas training camp.

An Overview of the News

  • Target Olympic Podium Scheme athletes Mirabai Chanu and Bindyarani Devi will train under the guidance of Dr. Aaron Horschig at Squat University in St. Louis, USA.

  • The aim of the training camp is to focus on rehabilitation and strength training for the upcoming Asian Games.

  • Mirabai Chanu, Bindayarani Devi, Indian head coach Vijay Sharma and physiotherapist Tesnim Zayed will be part of the camp and it will run for 65 days.

  • The government will bear various expenses including air travel, boarding and lodging, medical insurance, local transport, gym fees and doctor's consultation.

About Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS):

  • Launch: Tops was launched in September 2014 and got a facelift in April 2018.

  • Objective: The objective of the scheme is to provide support and assistance to athletes for Olympic Games/ Paralympic Games and other major international tournaments to win medals.

  • Support Services: TOPS provides financial support, training support, coaching, scientific and technical support, sports equipment and access to facilities.

  • Collaboration: TOPS promotes coordination between sports federations, NSDF, SAI and other organisations.

  • Goal: TOPS aims to help athletes excel in international competitions and bring glory to the nation.

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