Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Provides Funding for 28 Indian Athletes to Compete in World Athletics Championships

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The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) has taken the initiative to financially support the participation of the Indian contingent in the upcoming World Athletics Championships. This global event is scheduled to take place in Budapest, Hungary, starting from August 19, 2023. The MYAS’s funding will play a pivotal role in facilitating the presence of a 42-member team, including athletes, coaches, and support staff, at this prestigious athletic competition that gathers the world’s most exceptional athletes.

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In the previous edition of the championships held in 2022, India showcased remarkable performance, with six individuals advancing to the finals. Notably, three of these participants secured remarkable Top 8 finishes, while Neeraj emerged as a standout by securing a historic silver medal. This accomplishment marked India’s finest showing in any edition of the World Athletics Championships.

The comprehensive funding provided by the MYAS encompasses a range of expenses. These include training costs, accommodations, air travel, visa charges, and an Out of Pocket Allowance (OPA), among various other financial considerations. This funding demonstrates the government’s commitment to fostering the growth and excellence of Indian athletes on the international stage.

The contingent consists of 28 competitive athletes, among whom 13 are part of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS), an initiative that aims to support athletes in their pursuit of Olympic success. Importantly, 15 athletes are making their maiden appearance at the World Championships, adding an element of fresh talent and potential to India’s representation. Notably, Shaili Singh, a former U-20 World Athletics Championships Silver Medalist, stands as the youngest member of the contingent. This 19-year-old athlete is all set to mark her debut in the senior World Championships, signifying a new chapter in her promising career.

The roster of athletes representing India includes:
– Jyothi Yarraji – 100m Hurdles – TOPS Athlete
– Parul Chaudhary – 3000m SC
– Shaili Singh – Long Jump – TOPS Athlete
– Annu Rani – Javelin Throw – TOPS Athlete
– Bhawna Jat – Race Walk
– Krishan Kumar – 800m
– Ajay Kumar Saroj – 1500m
– Santhosh Kumar Tamilarnsan – 400m Hurdles
– Avinash Mukund Sable – 3000m SC – TOPS Athlete
– Sarvesh Anil Kushare – High Jump
– Jeswin Aldrin – Long Jump – TOPS Athlete
– M Sreeshankar – Long Jump – TOPS Athlete
– Praveen Chithravel – Triple Jump – TOPS Athlete
– Abdulla Aboobacker – Triple Jump – TOPS Athlete
– Eldhose Paul – Triple Jump – TOPS Athlete
– Neeraj Chopra – Javelin Throw – TOPS Athlete
– D.P Manu – Javelin Throw – TOPS Athlete
– Kishore Kumar Jena – Javelin Throw
– Akashdeep Singh – Race Walk – TOPS Athlete
– Vikash Singh – Race Walk
– Paramjeet Singh – Race Walk – TOPS Athlete
– Ram Baboo – Race Walk
– Amoj Jacob – 4 x 400m Relay
– Muhammed Ajmal – 4 x 400m Relay
– Muhammed Anas – 4 x 400m Relay
– Rajesh Ramesh – 4 x 400m Relay
– Anil Rajalingam – 4 x 400m Relay
– Mijo Chacko Kurian – 4 x 400m Relay

As the Indian contingent gears up to compete against the world’s finest athletes, MYAS’s support stands as a testament to the nation’s commitment to nurturing and celebrating sporting excellence on the global stage. The World Athletics Championships not only offer a platform for India’s athletes to shine but also underline the nation’s enduring passion for sports and its unwavering belief in the potential of its sporting talents.