The Sports Ministry on Thursday shared a revised list of Indian contingent for the upcoming Asian Games, with 22 new athletes and 25 replacements, including athletes, coaches and support staff. The modern pentathlon was also added to the list, which saw India participate in a total of 39 sporting disciplines in the showpiece event.
India will have a total of 655 athletes heading to the Asian Games – to be held in Hangzhou, China from September 23 to October 8 – along with 260 coaches and support staff, taking the country’s total contingent to 921.
In shooting, India has added Manisha Keer, Preeti Rajak and Angad Vir Singh Bajwa, while in athletics, Amlan Borgohain, Preeti and Prachi have been added to the squad.
The sport 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, while Mayank Chaphekar will be the only athlete in the modern pentathlon.
Vishal Ruhil, Keshav, Suchika Tariyal and Jyoti Tokas are four additions to Kurash, while the men’s team pursuit will also have four more athletes – Venkappa Shivappa Kengalgutti, Neeraj Kumar, Manjeet Kumar and Dinesh Kumar.
There is no change in the co-payment from the last Asian Games held in Indonesia in 2018, where the ministry announced a stipend of US$50 per day.
“Out of Pocket Allowance to the Contingent Members @ US$50 per day – to be transferred directly to the bank account of the athletes and officials by the Sports Authority of India,” the ministry said in a press release.
The ministry added that accommodation charges and co-payment will be paid for “the period of actual stay at Asian Games Village, subject to one day’s stay after the conclusion of the competition/Games, as the case may be.
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