A 36-member Indian judo group on Thursday left for Spain to take part within the European Open, beginning Saturday after securing visas for his or her journey following intervention of Ministry of Exterior Affairs.
The contingent, together with 15 males and as many ladies judokas apart from six coaches and help employees, initially struggled to get visas. The Sports activities Ministry then coordinated with the MEA to get their journey paperwork cleared. That is the primary worldwide publicity the judo group in three years.
Based on a Sports activities Authority of India (SAI) launch, the entire expenditure for the competition-cum-training tour is Rs 1.49 crore.
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Following the de-recognition of the Judo Federation of India (JFI) by the Sports activities Ministry, SAI has been conducting the choice trials in addition to facilitating worldwide competitions and publicity excursions for the judokas.
SAI carried out the judo Choice trials for each women and men from Could twenty third to 26.
The European Open in Madrid will likely be an ideal publicity occasion for the Indian judo group as a complete of 464 athletes are anticipated to take part from 46 nations.
Under 60kg: Gulab Ali, Pardeep Saini, Vijay Yadav; Under 66kg: Nitin Chauhan, Jasleen Saini; Under 73kg: Attar Singh, Suresh N; Under 81kg: Harchdeep Brar, Divyanchu Puri; Under 90kg: Promod Kumar; Under 100kg: Avtar Singh, Shubham Kumar, Deepak Deshwal; Above 100kg: Jobandeep Singh, Yash Ghangas.
Under 48kg: Sanatombi Devi Laishram, Swaita, Sushila Likambam; Under 52kg: Simran, Sarda Ningthoujam; Under 57kg: Suchika Tariyal, Yamini Mourya; Under 63kg: Himanshi Tokas, Sunibala Huidrom, Garima Choudhary; Under 70kg: Inungambi T, Ranjeeta; Under 78kg: Indula Maibam; Above 78kg: Tulika Maan, Apoorva Patil.