Five IAF personnel are part of India’s contingent for the Tokyo Olympics

Five Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel are part of the Indian contingent that will compete in the Tokyo Olympics from Friday.

Four staff members – 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 on 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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