The five judokas, two women and three men players, will leave for the competition on October 19. They 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. The men's team comprises 28-year-old Olympian Avtar Singh (100 kg), 22-year-old TOPS developmental group athlete Jasleen Singh Saini (66 kg) from Punjab and 24-year-old Vijay Yadav (60 kg). The five players will be accompanied by coach Jiwan Sharma for the length of the competition in Hungary.
"My aim is to get a medal for India in the Olympics and I'm very confident. I am also very thankful to the government for the support. Even if there is hard work from our side but no government support, we can do nothing. So, I am very thankful they are bearing the expenses for our trip," mentioned Jasleen.
Around 645 competitors from across 81 countries are slated to participate in the IJF event in Budapest.