SPORTS- India’s top singles tennis player Yuki Bhambri and Commonwealth Games gold medallist weightlifter Sanjita Chanu has been dropped from the sports ministry’s flagship programme, Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS).
Bhambri was left out as he will not take part in 2018 Asian Games in August-September as the dates clash with the US Open.
Chnau was dropped following her suspension by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) on alleged doping charges.
At a meeting to discuss funding regarding training, competition and equipment needs, it was also finalized that Rs 26.03 lakh will be sanctioned to Rohan Bopanna for the use of coach and physio for 12 weeks.
Funding requirements for all sportspersons under the scheme was also finalized.