PV Sindhu will be the flag bearer of the Indian contingent at Commonwealth Games opening ceremony
New Delhi: Two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu will be the flag bearer of the Indian contingent for the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) announced this on Wednesday.
“The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) is delighted to announce shuttler PV Sindhu, a two-time Olympic medallist, as the Flagbearer of Team India at the Opening Ceremony,” the IOA statement read.
Alongside Sindhu, silver and bronze medal winners from the Tokyo Olympics, Mirabai Chanu (weightlifting) and Lovlina Borgohain (boxing) were shortlisted for the role after Neeraj Chopra pulled out from the Games due to injury.
Sindhu was also the flag-bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.