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Update Five-member Indian judo team to participate in Budapest event from October 23

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Five Indian judokas will participate in the Grand Slam 2020 competition – an International Judo Federation (IJF) event – scheduled to be held in Budapest, Hungary from October 23 to 26.

The government will bear the cost of the six-member Indian team, comprising two women and three men players and a coach.

The team is set to leave for the competition on October 19.

The judokas will have to produce at least two COVID-19 negative individual medical certificates (PCR test made maximum five days before arrival and taken 48 hours apart) upon arrival at Hungary.

The women's team includes 25-year-old Sushila Devi (48kg) from Manipur and 22-year-old Tulika Mann (78 kg) of Delhi.

While the men's team comprises 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 five judokas will be accompanied by coach Jiwan Sharma for the length of the competition in Hungary.


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