Rs 10 lakh each for 6 Guj women on their way to the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics


Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Wednesday announced financial assistance of Rs 10 lakh each of the six players participating in the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, which will begin on July 23.

In the state’s history, this is the first time that six female players have represented the country at the mega sporting event.

To encourage these players, the government of Gujarat has decided to help them financially with Rs 10 lakh each.

Rupani also sent his best wishes to “all six girls of Gujarat” and wished them to bring glory to the state.

Maana Patel of Ahmedabad will represent India in the 100m backstroke.

The 21-year-old has more than 180 medals in her prize pool, including 25 international, 72 national and 82 state-level achievements.

Ankita Raina qualified for tennis and Elavenil Valarivan for shooting.

The other three women qualified for the Paralympic Games. Parul Parmar from Gandhinagar for badminton, Bhavina Patel for para table tennis and Sonal Patel for para tennis.

Gujarat’s last representative at the Games was hockey player Govindrao Sawant at the Rome Olympics in 1960. Prior to that, Shankarrao Thorat represented India in wrestling at the 1936 Olympics.

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