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Bindra to head Target Olympic Podium Committee

Beijing Olympics gold-medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra was appointed chairman of the re-constituted Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Committee, which also has yesteryear sprint star PT Usha and badminton great Prakash Padukone among others.

Bindra to head Target Olympic Podium Committee
Abhinav Bindra

New Delhi

Bindra was part of the previous Committee but quit to focus on his preparations for the Rio Olympics. The two other sportspersons in the 10-member panel are shooter Anjali Bhagwat and woman weightlifter Karnam Malleswari. The Committee has the objective of identifying and supporting potential medal prospects for 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games under the TOP Scheme, which was formulated keeping in mind the 2020 Olympic Games.

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