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

New Delhi, July 25

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday mentioned India will probably be competing for a top-10 end by the point the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics comes calling, using 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 expertise as younger as 10-year-old and 12-year-old with an intention to organize them for the Los Angeles Games.

He was talking in regards to the aims and targets India desires to realize within the coming years in the course of the India Today Mindrocks occasion.

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

Rijiju mentioned the proficient children will probably be guided by a world-class teaching facility throughout their journey to develop into world champions.

“Objectives are very clear. We have created the ‘Target Olympic Podium Junior Scheme’ that means those who are 10 to 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 for their training by bringing in world-class coaches.”

Rijiju added that steps reminiscent of enhancing the ability units of Indian coaches, removing of Rs 2-lakh wage cap for coaches and extension of teaching tenures will carry constructive adjustments within the system.

“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 must create a sports activities tradition to assist India changing into a sporting powerhouse. PTI

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