Neeraj Chopra is an Olympic gold medallist.© twitter
Olympic champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra could possibly be India’s flag bearer throughout the opening ceremony of the upcoming Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham. The Indian Olympic Affiliation (IOA) might decide the 24-year-old Chopra to guide the nation’s contingent throughout the inauguration of the 2022 CWG on July 28. “The flag bearer could also be Neeraj Chopra. We are going to verify his availability for opening ceremony,” IOA Secretary Common Rajeev Mehta informed PTI.
The qualification spherical of the lads’s javelin throw competitors might be held on August 5 whereas the ultimate might be on August 7.
Chopra received the javelin throw occasion within the Tokyo Olympics final yr to grow to be solely the second Indian after Abhinav Bindra to win a person Olympic gold medal. His gold was the nation’s first Olympic medal in athletics.
Chopra was additionally the flag bearer of the Indian contingent throughout the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Video games in Jakarta.
India will ship a 322-member sturdy contingent to the July 28 to August 8 Birmingham Video games, out of which 215 might be athletes (each in a position bodied and para athletes). There might be 107 feminine athletes.
Biking Federation of India chairman and IOA joint secretary Onkar Singh might be India’s chef de mission on the Video games. Rajesh Bhandari, Anil Dhupar and Prashant Kushwaha will help Singh as basic managers.
In January, ousted IOA president Narinder Batra had named senior vice-president RK Anand because the chef de mission of the CWG. However the present dispensation underneath performing IOA president Anil Khanna has made a recent announcement.