Maharashtra government announce 50 lakh fund for Olympic qualifiers

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Maharashtra government announce 50 lakh fund for Olympic qualifiers

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08/13/2019

The Maharashtra government has announced that it would be giving an additional Rs. 50 lakhs fund to the all the athletes of the state who would make it to the Olympics in Tokyo next year. Maharashtra Sports Minister Ashish Shelar announced it at the Balewadi Sports complex in Pune, on Monday.

Keeping an eye on the intense preparation that ensues after one manages to qualify for the grand event, the Maharashtra government has offered an additional fund for the athletes. Shehlar announced it through a media release during a programme in Pune.

With numerous Olympics qualifiying events going on across the world, India are yet to see many potential medal contenders make the cut, although Maharashtra has already seen two of the athletes from the state qualifying for the extravaganza.

According to PTI who contacted Sports Commissioner Omprakash Bakhoriya later, those two athletes from Maharashtra would be ace shooter Rahi Sarnonbat of Kolhapur and archer Pravin Jadhav, who has been an integral part of India India’s men’s re-curve team.

The 2020 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, has been scheduled to take place from July 24 to August 9 in Tokyo, Japan. The preliminary events in some sports would be starting from July 22.

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