Interestingly, the TOPS list drawn for the 2020 Olympics included only young shuttler Lakshya Sen, track and field athletes Lilli Das, Sanjivani Jadhav and Tejaswin Shanker.
Reacting to a report that she had sought Thapa's removal from TOPS, Mary Kom issued a statement to deny having made any such remark at the meeting which took place on Friday.
“In an ideal world, I’d love all sports to be supported equally. But are we living in an ideal world?” reflected Abhinav Bindra in an interview
Indian sprinter Dutee Chand ran 100 metres at the Rio Olympics 2016 with spikes (running shoes) sent from Germany by a Good Samaritan just four days before her event!
Shot putter Inderjeet Singh's confirmatory B sample also returned positive for banned substances, virtually ending his hopes to compete in the Rio Olympics.
India's Rio Olympics build-up was rocked by another dope scandal after shot putter Inderjeet Singh tested positive for a banned substance but alleged that his sample has been tampered with.