Mary Kom, Manpreet Singh to be India’s flag-bearers at Tokyo Olympics, Bajrang Punia at Closing Ceremony

The world is recovering from the pandemic, and the Tokyo Olympics 2020 are an early indication of people getting back to business. Over 11000 athletes represent 206 countries, and only a few from each country get to hoist the flag. The Tokyo Olympics 2020 opening ceremony participation did not have all the athletes.

A household name in boxing Mary Kom and the Indian hockey team captain Manpreet Singh were the flag bearers at the Japan National Stadium. While India’s opening ceremony flag bearers led from the front, many of their colleagues and peers help to keep the cheer. The proud continent comprised swimmers, archers, hockey players, weightlifters, tennis players, rowers, shooters, wrestlers, boxers, gymnasts, equestrians, and badminton players. All the players proudly wore their country colours and blazers, representing the diversity of a great nation.

The closing ceremony flag bearer will be Bajrang Punia, India’s freestyle wrestler.

Mary Kom was a proud bearer as she is the only female to have won the World Amateur Boxing Championship six times. She was also the first female boxer to bring the gold medal home from the 2018 Commonwealth game held in South Korea.

Manpreet Singh was named Asia’s Junior Player of the Year 2014. He is representing India at the Olympics for the second time. Singh has shouldered the captaincy since 2017, and is known to lead from the front.

Bajrang Punia is the only Indian wrestler to have won the World Wrestling Championship three times. He has won many medals for the country, and the country is expecting a gold medal from him at the Summer Olympics.

The three athletes signify the confidence and daring of the team, ready to give it their all for every battle on the field or ring.

Though all the Tokyo Olympics 2020 opening ceremony participation did not have all the athletes, fans can watch their favourite sportspersons break records and achieve massive wins over the next couple of weeks.

Bookmark this page to know the latest wins and losses of your favourite players and teams at the Tokyo Olympics 2021!

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