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A Look at the 22 New Athletes Joining India’s Asian Games Contingent!

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A revised list of Indian athletes, coaches, and support staff for the upcoming Asian Games was released by the sports ministry on Thursday.

India now participates in 39 sports at the showpiece event, including modern pentathlon

There will be 655 Indian athletes at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China from September 23 to October 8, along with 260 coaches and support staff, making India’s overall contingent 921.

Manisha Keer, Preeti Rajak, and Angad Vir Singh Bajwa have been added to the shooting squad, while Amlan Borgohain, Preeti, and Prachi have been added to the athletics squad.

There are now Anwesha Deb, Nikita Chaudhary, Uma Maheshwar, Kamal Singh, and Tarun Yadav competing in Ju-Jitsu.

In aquatics, Janhvi Choudhary has been added, Suraj Yadav in wushu, while Mayank Chaphekar is the only athlete in modern pentathlon.

In the men’s team pursuit cycling category, Venkappa Shivappa Kengalgutti, Neeraj Kumar, Manjeet Kumar, and Dinesh Kumar will be joining Vishal Ruhil, Keshav, Suchika Tariyal, and Jyoti Tokas.

In 2018, the ministry announced an out-of-pocket allowance of USD 50 per day for the last Asian Games held in Indonesia.

In a release, the ministry said contingent members would receive an out-of-pocket allowance of US $50 per day, which would be deposited directly into their bank accounts by the Sports Authority of India.

Accommodation charges and out-of-pocket expenses will be paid for “period of actual stay in Asian Games Village, subject to one day of stay after the end of the competition/games, as applicable.”.

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