The sports activities ministry on Thursday shared a revised listing of Indian contingent for the upcoming Asian Video games, including 22 new sportspersons and naming 25 replacements, which embrace athletes, coaches, and assist workers.
Trendy Pentathlon was additionally added to the listing, thus taking India’s participation to a complete of 39 sporting disciplines on the showpiece.
India may have a complete of 655 athletes sure for the Asian Video games — to be held in Hangzhou, China from September 23 to October 8 — together with 260 coaches and assist workers, taking the nation’s general contingent tally to 921.
In capturing, India have added Manisha Keer, Preeti Rajak and Angad Vir Singh Bajwa, whereas in athletics, Amlan Borgohain, Preeti and Prachi have been added to the squad.
The game of Ju-Jitsu has the addition of Anwesha Deb, Nikita Chaudhary, Uma Maheshwar, Kamal Singh and Tarun Yadav.
Janhvi Choudhary has been added in aquatics, Suraj Yadav in wushu, whereas Mayank Chaphekar would be the solely athlete in fashionable pentathlon.
Vishal Ruhil, Keshav, Suchika Tariyal and Jyoti Tokas are 4 additions to kurash, whereas males’s workforce pursuit biking will even have 4 extra athletes in Venkappa Shivappa Kengalgutti, Neeraj Kumar, Manjeet Kumar and Dinesh Kumar.
There was no change in out of pocket allowance from the final Asian Video games held in 2018 in Indonesia with the ministry asserting an allowance of USD 50 per day.
“Out of Pocket allowance to the contingent members @ US $ 50 per day – to be remitted directly to the bank account of the athletes and officials by the Sports Authority of lndia,” the ministry mentioned in a launch.
The ministry added that lodging expenses and out of pocket allowance will probably be paid for “period of actual stay in Asian Games Village subject to one day of stay after conclusion of the competition/the Games, as the case may be.”