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Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS)

Arif Khan, India's Beijing Winter Olympics-bound Athlete, Included In TOPS Core Group

Jan 07, 2022 PTI

Arif Khan is the first Indian athlete to qualify for two events at the Winter Olympic Games, scheduled to be held in Beijing from February 4. Khan will compete in the Slalom and Giant Slalom events.

Wrestler Vinesh Phogat’s Overseas Training Till Tokyo Olympics Sanctioned Under TOPS

May 20, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Vinesh Phogat, who secured India the 53kg class Olympic quota in September 2019 at the World Championships, will train in Budapest till July 2

Tokyo-bound Grapplers - Anshu and Sonam - Along With Four Sailors Included In TOPS

Wrestlers Anshu (57kg) and Sonam (62kg) along with sailors Nethra Kumanan, Vishnu Saravanan, Ganapathy Chengappa and Varun Thakkar have been added in Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) core group.

Tokyo Olympics-bound Sania Mirza Included In TOPS After Gap Of Four Years

Apr 07, 2021 PTI

Sania Mirza qualified for the Tokyo Olympics based on her protected ranking before she took a break from the game due to pregnancy

Sports Ministry Sanctions Manu Bhaker, Angad Bajwa's Proposal To Engage Sports Psychologist

The Tokyo Games are scheduled to be held in July-August this year and the proposal was sanctioned last week at the Mission Olympic Cell

30 November, 2020

Triple Jumper Arpinder Singh Questions Sports Ministry's Decision To Drop Him From Tops


The 27-year-old Arpinder, who won a gold in the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, was dropped from the TOPS core group

29 November, 2020

Olympic-Bound Race Walker KT Irfan, Sprinter Dutee Chand Included In TOPS Core Group


Seven track and field Athletes were also included in the TOPS developmental group after a meeting of the Mission Olympics Cell on November 26.

03 July, 2020

Sports Ministry To Launch TOPS For Junior Athletes Soon: Kiren Rijiju


Kiren Rijiju announced the decision during the 'Fit Hai To Hit Hai Fit India' webinar which was also attended by HRD minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal, Olympic medallist shuttler PV Sindhu and India football captain Sunil Chhetri

23 January, 2020

Don't Spend Big On Elite Athletes, Government Funding Can Be Better Used, Says Pullela Gopichand In New Book

Soumitra Bose

The sports ministry is spending crores on India's Olympic medal prospects. The Target Olympic Podium Scheme programme is too individualistic and unsustainable, feels Pullela Gopichand in new book Dreams of a Billion -- India And the Olympic Games

04 October, 2019

Government Withdraws Financial Support To Rio Medalist Sakshi Malik, Includes Wrestler Ravi Dahiya

Outlook Web Bureau

Sakshi Malik, who became the first Indian women wrestler to win an Olympics medal at 2016 Rio Games, has fallen out of the favour and lost TOPS support, while Ravi Dahiya has been rewarded for earning a Tokyo Olympics quota

11 September, 2019

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Mary Kom, Sai Praneeth, Yashaswini Deswal Among 12 Added To TOPS


The athletes for the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) were chosen on the basis of these parameters: global performance trends from most recent Olympic Games, World Championships, Asian Games and Asian Championships, performance of competing international counterparts in the last three years, high performance age of a typical Olympic medallist specific to each event, performance of Indian athletes in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and their progression chart, feedback from NSF, high performance managers,

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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