Commonwealth Games 2022: After PV Sindhu, Manpreet Singh called India’s 2nd flagbearer
Indian hockey group captain Manpreet Singh has actually been called India’s 2nd flagbearer after two-time Olympic champion PV Sindhu for the opening event of the Commonwealth Games 2022.
The choice follows the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) made love by the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee that 2 Flagbearers – one man and also one lady – have to be called by each country for the Opening Ceremony.
Notably, Manpreet led the Indian hockey group to a bronze-medal surface at the Tokyo Olympics lastyear Earlier, Neeraj Chopra, gold-medalist at the Tokyo Olympics in Javelin was anticipated to be the hot-favourite to be India’s flagbearer, however the 24-year- old was dismissed of the CWG 2022, owing to an injury.
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The four-member board, making up IOA Acting President Anil Khanna, IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta, IOA Treasurer Anandeshwar Panday, and also Team India Chef de Mission Rajesh Bhandari, thus called PV Sindhu as the initial Flagbearer previously in the day was additionally accountable of choose Singh as aFlagbearer
The choice procedure complied with for zeroing in on the male flagbearer coincided as calling the women flagbearer. The four-member board had actually at first shortlisted Singh along with fighter Amit Panghal and also paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal prior to Khanna and also Mehta selected Singh for the honour.
IOA Acting President Anil Khanna: “Manpreet Singh ended Indian hockey’s 41-year Olympic medal drought with a bronze at the Tokyo Olympics last year. He is one of the finest athletes to have ever represented India on the international stage. We are delighted to name him and Sindhu as the two Flagbearers who will lead the Indian contingent out at the Parade of Nations tomorrow during the Opening Ceremony of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.”
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IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta: “As with the three female shortlisted athletes, their three male counterparts were all deserving candidates, but we decided that Singh be named a Flagbearer with Sindhu because of the leadership he showed at Tokyo 2020, which played a part in our men’s hockey team clinching a sensational bronze medal.”
With inputs from ANI