Manipur: Sushila Devi to Represent India in Budapest Grand Slam 2020

Manipur: Sushila Devi to Represent India in Budapest Grand Slam 2020

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Manipur's Likmabam Sushila Devi is one of the five Judo players to represent India in Budapest's Grand Slam in 19 October'2020.

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 of former Olympian and 28-year-old Avtar Singh (100 kg), 22-year-old

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TOPS developmental group athlete Jasleen Singh Saini (66 kg) from Punjab and and 24-year-old Vijay Yadav (60 kg).

The five will be joined by coach Jiwan Sharma for their travel to Hungary and the entire expenses of the six-member contingent will be borne by the Government of India.

The entire cost of the trip will be borne by the government, said the Sports Authority of India (SAI).

The five participants were selected on the basis of the world rankings, since they have high chances of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics.

They are also considered to be the best competitors in the senior national ranking championships.

Around 645 competitors from 81 countries slated to participate in the IJF event, everyone will be staying inside a bio-bubble during the course of the competition.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Oct 13, 2020