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Sanjita, Yuki dropped from TOP Scheme

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

gold medallist weightlifter Sanjita Chanu, whose 'A' dope sample tested positive for a banned substance, has been dropped from the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Scheme, along with Yuki

Sanjita, who won a gold in women's 53kg class in the Gold Coast CWG in April, had tested positive for an anabolic steroid in a test conducted during the World Championships in USA in November last year and she has been put under provisional suspension.

"It was decided to drop Sanjita from the TOPS as she stands suspended by the International Federation on doping charges," the Authority of said in a statement.

Yuki was left out as he will not take part in the upcoming as the dates clash with the He was exempted by All Indian Association from as he stood a good chance of qualifying for the main draw of

"The committee has also decided to exclude men's Yuki from the TOPS as he will not be playing in the Asian Games," the SAI said.

Men's doubles Divij Sharan has been included in the scheme till

The decisions were taken at the Mission Olympic Cell meeting here to clear funding proposals regarding training, competition and equipment needs.

In other decisions, has been sanctioned Rs 26.03 lakh for the use of and physio for 12 weeks, starting May 7.

"A total of Rs 26.03 lakhs has been sanctioned by the committee to for the use of a and physio for a period of 12 weeks starting 7th May. Bopanna, who is a part of India's squad, is a prolific doubles and reached the semifinals of the mixed doubles event in the 2016 Olympics," it said.

Rs 65.42 lakhs was sanctioned for trap shooters Shreyasi Singh, Seema Tomar, Manavjit Singh Sandhu, and for training and participating in a competition in ahead of

An amount of Rs 1.43 lakh was approved for the purchase of ammunition for gold medallist

The committee also approved the hiring of for weightlifters Mirabai Chanu, Rakhi Halder, Jeremy and for five-and-half months, starting June 15 at an expense of Rs 1.76 lakh.

The committee also sanctioned Rs 4.91 lakh to player for a month's training in Rs 9.53 lakh was given to archers Abhishek Verma, Jyothi Surekha, Atanu Das, and along with their for participation in in USA from June 16-25.

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 22:15 IST