5 Indian judokas will take part within the Grand Slam 2020 competitors – an Worldwide Judo Federation (IJF) occasion – scheduled to be held in Budapest, Hungary from October 23 to 26.
The federal government will bear the price of the six-member Indian staff, comprising two girls and three males gamers and a coach.
The staff is ready to depart for the competitors on October 19.
The judokas must produce not less than two COVID-19 damaging particular person medical certificates (PCR check made most 5 days earlier than arrival and brought 48 hours aside) upon arrival at Hungary.
The ladies’s staff consists of 25-year-old Sushila Devi (48kg) from Manipur and 22-year-old Tulika Mann (78 kg) of Delhi.
Whereas the boys’s staff includes of former Olympian and 28-year-old Avtar Singh (100 kg), 22-year-old TOPS developmental group athlete Jasleen Singh Saini (66 kg) from Punjab and and 24-year-old Vijay Yadav (60 kg).
The 5 judokas shall be accompanied by coach Jiwan Sharma for the size of the competitors in Hungary.
“My goal is to get a medal for India within the Olympics and I am very assured to get this accomplished as a result of I’ve accomplished numerous exhausting work for this,” Jasleen mentioned in an official launch.
“I’m additionally very grateful to the federal government for his or her help. Even when there may be exhausting work from our facet however no authorities help, we are able to do nothing,” he added.
The gamers have been chosen on the premise of the world rating and have excessive possibilities of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics which has been postponed to subsequent 12 months in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. They’re additionally the very best rivals within the Senior Nationwide Rating Championships.
Among the many girls, Sushila is ranked the best at 41 and has a complete of 833 Olympic qualification factors, whereas Jasleen is ranked the best at 56 among the many males and has 854 Olympic qualification factors.
Round 645 rivals from throughout 81 international locations are slated to take part within the IJF occasion in Budapest, Hungary.