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Deepika Kumari, Atanu Das dropped from India’s TOPS list due to below-par performances

Deepika Kumari, Atanu Das dropped from India’s TOPS list due to below-par performances

Archery, Breaking News
The husband-wife duo, both three-time Olympians, returned empty-handed from Tokyo 2020 and failed to impress at the national ranking meet. Tokyo Olympians Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das have been dropped from India’s Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) list after disappointing performances at the  national archery ranking tournament 2022 earlier in January. TOPS is the Indian sports ministry’s flagship programme dedicated to identifying and funding India’s Olympic medal hopefuls. The Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) is the body which takes all the decisions pertaining to which athletes make it to the TOPS list. The MOC had decided to review support for the Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das back in December and decided to drop the husband-wife duo from the list on Thursday. Deepika Kumari an...