The AAP government of Delhi has announced a cash prize for medal winners hailing from the city at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. A reward of Rs. 3 crores for gold medallists, Rs. 2 crores for silver medallists, Rs. 1 crore for bronze medallists and Rs. 10 lakhs for all the coaches of the aforementioned athletes, have been announced by the Delhi government.
4 athletes from the national capital have been selected for the Tokyo Olympics. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia called for a meeting to discuss how to improve the quantum of support for these athletes along with the Delhi Sports University Vice-Chancellor and Olympic weightlifting medallist Karnam Malleshwari.
The stress was laid on the immense importance of boosting enthusiasm and providing multidimensional support to athletes from Delhi who will be participating in the prestigious Games. The role of Delhi Sports University in producing the next batch of athletes who will represent India in the future Olympic Games was also a point of focus.
4 Delhi athletes qualified for Tokyo Olympics
The AAP government of Delhi recently announced a handsome cash prize for medallists from the union territory at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. Their respective coaches will also be rewarded.
4 athletes hailing from the national capital have been selected to represent the country in Tokyo, namely, Deepak Kumar, Manika Batra, Amoj Jacob, and Sarthak Bhambri. Khel Ratna awardee, Manika Batra, will be carrying hopes of Indian fans to grab a medal in table tennis. Deepak Kumar will be competing in one of India’s strong suits, 10m air rifle shooting. In athletics, Amoj Jacob and Sarthak Bhambri will be chasing the medals with their 4x400m men’s relay and 4x400m mixed relay teams respectively.
“Preparations are in full swing for Delhi to birth future Olympians and we are ensuring that no stone is left unturned to build a world-class Sports University. Delhi Sports University will work to prepare those sportspersons who will win medals for the country in the Olympic Games,” Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia discussed the role of Delhi Sports University.
He further talked about creating an active sports environment in the city and the country with focus on hosting the 2048 Olympics in India, “Sporting events will be organised to promote Delhi as a major sports hub. In order to promote sports in this direction, the university will organize sports events all over Delhi through community sports so that an active environment is created for sports in Delhi as well as in the whole country and we can host the 2048 Olympic Games,” he added.
Vice-Chancellor of Delhi Sports University and the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal, Karnam Malleshwari, congratulated the athletes qualified for the Tokyo Olympics. “Delhi Sports University congratulates each and every athlete participating in the Tokyo Olympics,” she said.
“With the preparation to build Delhi Sports University, I promise each and every student in the nation who has dreams of becoming a strong sportsperson that Delhi Sports University will provide world-class facilities and sports equipment to build athletic acumen,” she was quoted as saying by LiveMint.