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10 Aug 2018, 12:34 IST


New Delhi, Aug 10 (PTI) Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra used to be lately named the Indian contingent’s flag-bearer for the Asian Games opening ceremony to be hung on August 18 in Jakarta.

Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narinder Batra made the announcement lately all the way through the send-off ceremony organised for the contingent. The Games shall be held from August 18 to September 2 within the Indonesian towns of Jakarta and Palembang.

The 20-year-old Neeraj is the reigning Commonwealth Games champion and received a gold within the Savo Games in Finland ultimate month.

Neeraj had received the gold medal within the Asian Athletic championships in 2017 with a throw of 85.23 meters. He had additionally bagged a gold within the 2016 IAAF World U-20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Former Hockey captain Sardar Singh used to be India’s flag-bearer on the 2014 Asian Games.

Indian athletes had received 57 medals, comprising 11 gold, 10 silver and 36 bronze medals within the earlier version at Incheon, South Korea

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