Commonwealth Games 2022: PV Sindhu made flag bearer, will lead India at the opening ceremony

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PV Sindhu at CWG 2022: India’s star female badminton player PV Sindhu will once again be India’s flag bearer at the Commonwealth Games. Sindhu, a two-time Olympic medalist, will lead the Indian contingent at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham.

Earlier Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra was entrusted with this responsibility, but now Sindhu has been made the flag-bearer after she was ruled out of the Commonwealth Games due to injury.

“Two-time Olympic medalist Sindhu has been made the flag-bearer of the Indian team for the opening ceremony,” said a statement issued by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).

164 athletes will be present in the opening ceremony

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Let us tell you that 215 players are taking part in this year’s games from India. For the first time, women’s cricket team is also participating in this. While a total of 164 athletes will take part in the opening ceremony to be held on Thursday. Former world champion Sindhu is one of the top contenders to win the women’s singles gold medal in Birmingham. They had won silver and bronze medals in the last two editions at Gold Coast and Glasgow respectively. Sindhu was also the flag bearer at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.

Neeraj Chopra was destined to be the flag bearer

It is worth noting that Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra on Tuesday decided to pull out of the Commonwealth Games. Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra created history by winning a silver medal at the World Championships last week, but he suffered a groin injury during which he discussed it with his medical team and then decided to withdraw from the Birmingham Games. Neeraj also wrote an emotional post expressing grief over his decision and called it unfortunate for not being able to become the flag bearer of India.

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