Double Olympic medallist badminton ace PV Sindhu was on Wednesday (July 27) named flagbearer of the Indian contingent for the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Video games starting on Thursday (July 28). India’s Javelin Thrower Neeraj Chopra was additionally anticipated to be the flagbearer however the 24-year-old has been dominated out of the CWG 2022 because of an harm.
The shuttlers from India have reached the Video games village since their occasions will start from the primary day. It’s to be famous that Sindhu was the flag-bearer on the opening ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Video games at Gold Coast. She received the silver medal in girls’s singles in that version and can now look so as to add the Gold medal to her medal assortment.
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“Sindhu has been named because the flagbearer of Indian group for the opening ceremony,” an Indian Olympic Affiliation (IOA) official instructed PTI. A whole of 164 athletes will participate within the opening ceremony which will likely be held on Thursday. A complete of 215 athletes from India will likely be competing on the Commonwealth Video games.
A former world champion, Sindhu is likely one of the favourites to win the ladies’s singles gold medal in Birmingham, having received the silver and bronze within the final two editions at Gold Coast and Glasgow. (With PTI inputs)