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Tokyo Olympics 2021: Mary Kom & Manpreet Singh to be India’s flag bearers
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Boxer MC Mary Kom and the Captain of the men’s India hockey team Manpreet Singh will be flag bearers at the opening ceremony at Tokyo Olympics.
A Silver medallist at 2018, Wrestler Bajrang Punia has taken as the flagbearer of the closing ceremony.
For the first time, India is having two flag bearers, one male and one female at the upcoming Tokyo Games to ensure ” Gender Parity “.
Tokyo Olympics will be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021.
Indian Contingent , key points :
- The official size of the Indian contingent will be around 126 athletes and 75 officials, totalling 201.
- The Indian contingent comprises 56 percent male and 44 percent female athletes.
- The Contingent will have 78 quota places and the athletes will compete in about 85 medal positions.
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