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Rs 5 lakh grant for Thingalaya under Mission Olympics

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The has granted Rs five lakh to young high hurdler and national record holder Siddhanth Thingalaya to prepare for the 2020 Olympics.

Siddhanth specialises in 110 meters hurdles.

The grant has been given by the Ministry of Sports under the Mission Olympics 2020, a media release said.

Siddhanth, presently training in the US, thanked Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Sports Minister and Sports Commissioner Sunil Kendrekar for the grant.

"I am overwhelmed on receiving the a crucial time," the 6-foot-3-inch tall Thingalaya said.

Currently, the budding track and field athlete is being trained by Gary Cablayan.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, December 06 2017. 18:26 IST