Next Mary Kom, Sai Praneeth, Yashaswini Deswal added to TOPSSports Authority of India’s Mission Olympic Cell has included 10 boxers as a part of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) for Olympics 2020.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiSeptember 11, 2019UPDATED: September 11, 2019 20:18 IST Mary Kom was among 10 boxers included in TOPS scheme by SAI. (PTI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSOlympic bronze medallist Mary Kom was among 10 boxers who were brought into the TOPS schemeSai Praneeth was also among 12 top sportspersons who were included in the Target Olympic Podium SchemeThe committee also included Deswal who won a gold medal in the women’s 10m air pistol eventThe celebrated MC Mary Kom, young shooter Yashaswini Singh Deswal and shuttler Sai Praneeth were among 12 top sportspersons who were included in the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) of the government on Wednesday.The six-time world champion and Olympic bronze medallist Mary Kom was among 10 boxers who were brought into the TOPS scheme for 2020 Olympics by the Sports Authority of India’s Mission Olympic Cell which met here.Amit Panghal (men’s 52 kg), Sonia Chahal (women’s 57 kg), Neeraj (women’s 57 kg), Nikhat Zareen (women’s 51 kg), Kavinder Singh Bisht (men’s 57 kg), Lovlina Borgohain (women’s 69 kg), Vikas Krishan (men’s 75 kg), Shiva Thapa (men’s 63 kg) and Manish Kaushik (men’s 63 kg) were the other nine boxers added to the TOPS list.The committee also included 22-year-old shooter Deswal who won a gold medal in the women’s 10m air pistol event in the ISSF World Cup in Rio De Janeiro earlier this month. Her gold earned India an Olympic quota in this event. She had also won a silver in the mixed team event.Badminton star Sai Praneeth had won a bronze in the World Championships last month to become the first Indian men’s singles player in 36 years to win a medal. Praneeth has risen to world number 15 and is currently India’s number two player. A country is eligible to send two shuttlers per singles event in the Olympics.The athletes 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, project officers and coaches.advertisementBesides the selection of athletes, financial proposals worth Rs 1.4 crore were also cleared in 11 sporting disciplines — weightlifting, wrestling, shooting, archery, table tennis, athletics, badminton, tennis, para-badminton, para-archery and para-shooting, a release from the SAI said.The MOC also decided on the salient features of the long-term developmental plan for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics.”Scientific testing for 21 athletes selected under the developmental group is going to take place in two batches on 15th September and 30th September. Discussions were held about the high-level committee for the Tokyo Olympics that is already in place and is headed by Union Minister of Youth and Sports, Kiren Rijiju,” the SAI release said.”The committee will look into arrangements for the Olympics, addressing issues such as facilities for support staff, creation of India House, pre-games training venues and other logistical arrangements.Also Read | National Shooting Trials: Mehuli Ghosh wins senior and junior women’s 10m air rifle titleAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Mary KomFollow Sai PraneethFollow Sports Authority of India
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Toronto Stock Exchange makes tiny gain as crude prices settle at five-year low The fading name on the building in Toronto that used to house the Toronto Stock Exchange is pictured on August 18 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 5, 2014 7:03 am MDT TORONTO – The Toronto stock market eked out a small gain on Friday as crude oil prices settled at a five-year low.The S&P/TSX composite index closed relatively flat, up 3.75 points to 14,473.70. The TSX was down 1.8 per cent for the week.The Canadian dollar ended at 87.47 cents US, down 0.44 of a cent, after a slight increase in the country’s unemployment rate in November.TSX energy stocks pulled back 0.1 per cent as January’s crude oil contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange fell 97 cents at US$65.84 a barrel — its lowest level since May 2009.Crude oil prices have plunged about 38 per cent since mid-summer because of lower demand and a glut of supply, due in large measure to greatly increased production in the U.S. Midwest.Economists and traders have questioned how much further the price could decline in the coming months.“From my experience, the market overshoots to the upwards or downside,” said Allan Small, a senior adviser at HollisWealth.“So it wouldn’t surprise me if the price of oil fell a lot more and became something ridiculous before it snapped back to a more reasonable level.”Helping keep the TSX positive were mining stocks, which rose 1.2 per cent, and the information technology sector, which climbed 2.5 per cent following a deal by OpenText (TSX:OTC).The Waterloo, Ont., business software company announced it was buying software analytics company Actuate Corp., based in Silicon Valley, for US$330 million. OpenText intends to fund the takeover with cash on hand, and said the agreement has already been approved by boards at both companies. Shares of OpenText rose 2.9 per cent, or $1.91, to $68.Financial stocks on the TSX were 0.09 per cent lower, weighed by a selloff in banks, as the country’s biggest financial institutions wrapped up a disappointing earnings season.Profits at Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) weakened in the fourth quarter as it recognized severance expenses for a recently announced downsizing and other items. The bank’s net income fell 14 per cent from last year to $1.438 billion. Its shares fell $1.38 to $66.20.National Bank (TSX:NA) boosted its profits a modest three per cent to $330 million and said its quarterly dividend will rise by four per cent to 50 cents per common share with the next payment. Its shares were off 70 cents to $49.70.In commodities, February bullion dropped $17.30 to US$1,190.40 an ounce, while March copper declined about a penny to US$2.90 a pound.On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrials gained 58.69 points to 17,958.79. The Nasdaq picked up 11.32 points to 4,780.76 while the S&P 500 index inched ahead 3.45 points to 2,075.37.U.S. employers added 321,000 jobs in November, the biggest burst of hiring in nearly three years. The U.S. Labor Department also said Friday that 44,000 more jobs were added in September and October combined than the government had previously estimated.Meanwhile, Canada’s unemployment rate nudged up in November to 6.6 per cent as 10,700 jobs were lost last month. However, Statistics Canada said the decline was within its survey’s margin of error and noted that it followed two months of strong employment growth.In other corporate news, the merger between Tim Hortons Inc. (TSX:THI) and Burger King Worldwide Inc. was approved late Thursday by the federal government, with a list of stipulations that include a five-year promise on jobs for employees at its restaurant locations and a continuation of its current community support levels. Tim Hortons shares gained 1.7 per cent, or $1.58, to $96.97.Follow @dj_friend on Twitter.