Mary Kom wants to be left out of TOPS, says time for younger athlete to get support

The Indian weightlifter requested to not extend the financial support provided under the government’s Target Olympics Podium Scheme.

MC Mary Kom requested the Mission Olympic Cell to withdraw her name from TOPS support.

MC Mary Kom requested the Mission Olympic Cell to withdraw her name from TOPS support. | Photo Credit: AFP

The Indian weightlifter requested to not extend the financial support provided under the government’s Target Olympics Podium Scheme.

Boxer Mary Kom on Wednesday requested the Mission Olympic Cell to not consider her name for an extension in the government’s Target Olympics Podium Scheme .

The London Olympic bronze medallist said on Twitter, “I have had great support from government over many years, but I think it is time to let a younger athlete get support to chase the Olympic dream.

“So, I request the Mission Olympic Cell not to consider me for an extension in TOPS.”

The Target Olympics Podium Scheme was launched in 2014, by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, with an aim to improve India’s performance at the quadrennial event.

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