Tokyo 2020: Manpreet Singh, Mary Kom to be flag bearers of Indian contingent at opening ceremony

By Rajan Nath - July 05, 2021 5:07 pm

Indian Boxer MC Mary Kom and hockey player Manpreet Singh to be flag bearers of Indian contingent at Tokyo Olympics 2020 opening ceremony while wrestler Bajrang Punia would be flag bearer of the contingent at the closing ceremony.

IOA president Narinder Batra confirmed that the India's contingent for the Olympics would be around 126 athletes and 75 officials. Overall, the total contingent would be around 201.

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Indian boxing queen MC Mary Kom will be representing the country at Tokyo Olympics 2020 while Manpreet Singh will be leading the national hockey team.

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This is going to be the 20th Olympic Games list to feature the Indian men’s hockey team while the women’s side will be making their third appearance and second in succession.

Manpreet Singh will lead men's hockey team while Rani Rampal will lead women. Both the teams qualified in November 2019 and each of them will carry a 16-member squad to Tokyo 2020.

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There will be seven wrestlers from India competing at Tokyo 2020 and Bajrang Punia is one of them. While the grapplers secured a quota place for their country in their respective categories, the Wrestling Association of India has confirmed their seats for Tokyo 2020.

The Tokyo Olympics 2020 opening ceremony would be held on July 23 while the closing ceremony would be on August 8. The event was earlier slated to be held last year, but it was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

-PTC News