Five personnel of the Indian Air Force (IAF) are a part of the Indian contingent that can take part within the Tokyo Olympics beginning Friday.
Four personnel — Sergeant Shivpal Singh, Sergeant Noah Nirmal Tom, Junior Warrant Officer Deepak Kumar and Corporal Alex Anthony — can be competing as sportspersons, whereas Master Warrant Officer Ashok Kumar can be a referee within the wrestling occasions, the IAF stated in an announcement on Thursday.
“The IAF is proud to announce the inclusion of 5 Air Warriors (4 competing and one as a referee) within the Indian contingent, after a spot of 25 years, for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics 2021 to carry out, outshine and convey medals for the nation , it stated.
Sergeant Shivpal Singh has certified for the javelin throw occasion, whereas Sergeant Noah Nirmal Tom and Corporal Alex Antony will participate within the 4×400 meter mixed-relay race, it added.
Junior Warrant Officer Deepak Kumar is a part of the Indian capturing workforce for the 10-metre air rifle occasion, the IAF knowledgeable.
Master Warrant Officer Ashok Kumar is the primary Indian referee who could be officiating in back-to-back Olympic video games, it stated.
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