PV Sindhu, India’s standout badminton player and silver medalist at the Rio Olympics, is a front-runner to be one of the two flag-bearers for the Indian team in the Tokyo Olympics.
At the opening ceremony, India will feature one male and one female athlete as flag bearers. The Olympic Games will begin on July 23.
Sindhu will almost certainly be one of the flag-bearers when the formal announcement is made at the end of this month.
“Sindhu is likely to be one of the flag-bearers,” an IOA source told PTI.
Although there is no rule, the previous edition’s medal winner has always been the flag-bearer for the next event.
There were two medalists from the previous edition, and one of them, wrestler Sakshi Malik, did not qualify for this edition.
The men athletes’ joint flag-bearer has yet to be determined. Athlete Neeraj Chopra, TT player Sharath Kamal, wrestler Bajrang Punia, and boxer Amit Panghal are just a few of the notable participants.
At the previous event in Rio de Janeiro, no male athletes won a medal.