Five Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel are part of the Indian contingent that will compete in the Tokyo Olympics from Friday.
Four staff – Sergeant Shivpal Singh, Sergeant Noah Nirmal Tom, Junior Warrant Officer Deepak Kumar and Corporal Alex Anthony – will compete as athletes, while Master Warrant Officer Ashok Kumar will referee in the wrestling events. , the IAF said in a statement. statement Thursday.
“The IAF is proud to announce the inclusion of five Air Warriors (four competing and one as a referee) in the Indian contingent, after a 25-year gap, for the upcoming Tokyo 2021 Olympics to perform , surpass and bring home medals, “It said.
Sergeant Shivpal Singh has qualified for the javelin throw, while Sergeant Noah Nirmal Tom and Corporal Alex Antony will compete in the mixed 4×400-meter relay race, he added.
Junior Warrant Officer Deepak Kumar is part of the Indian rifle team for the 10-meter air rifle event, the IAF has informed.
Master Warrant Officer Ashok Kumar is the first Indian referee to officiate in back-to-back Olympics, he said.
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