India will be in top-10 in Los Angeles Olympics: Kiren Rijiju


Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday mentioned India will be competing for a top-10 end by the point the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics comes calling, driving the federal government’s formidable ‘Target Olympic Podium Junior Scheme’.

“We will leave no stone unturned,” Rijiju mentioned. He mentioned the ‘Target Olympic Podium Junior Scheme’ is scouting ability as younger as 10-year-old and 12-year-old with an intention to organize them for the Los Angeles Games.

He was once talking concerning the targets and objectives India desires to reach in the approaching years right through the India Today Mindrocks tournament.

“We look forward and realise the dreams of every Indian to make India a great sporting powerhouse,” he mentioned.

Rijiju mentioned the gifted kids will be guided by way of a world-class training facility right through their adventure to change into global champions.

“Objectives are very clear, we have created the ‘Target Olympic Podium Junior Scheme’ that means those who are 10-13 years of age will be ready to become world champions by 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.

“By starting the scheme we are identifying the young talents, it’s a process of talent scouting at a young age and taking full responsibility of their training by bringing in world-class coaches.”

Rijiju added that steps like bettering the ability units of Indian coaches, elimination of Rs 2-lakh wage cap for coaches and extension of training tenures will convey sure adjustments in the device.

“I have recently decided to extend the tenure of coaches, Indian coaches are being enhanced and the 2-lakh salary cap of coaches has also been removed.

“By 2028, the target of getting India in the top-10 of Olympics medal ranking will be realised. I am very clear. We started planning and executing those plans,” Rijiju mentioned.

He additionally reiterated that there’s a wish to create a sports activities tradition to lend a hand India changing into a carrying powerhouse.



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