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Harmanpreet Singh & Lovlina selected as Indian Flag-Bearers for Asian Games Opening Ceremony

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Harmanpreet Singh, the leader of the Indian hockey team, and Lovlina Borgohain, an Olympic medal-winning boxer, have been selected as Indian Flag-Bearers at the opening ceremony of the Asian Games in Hangzhou on September 23. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) made this announcement on Wednesday, opting for this unique choice of co-flag bearers for the prestigious continental event. This year’s Asian Games will witness the participation of a record-breaking 655 Indian athletes, constituting the largest contingent in the country’s history.

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Lovlina secured a bronze medal during the Tokyo Olympics in the 69kg category. This year, she achieved gold in the 75kg category at the World Women’s Boxing Championship held in New Delhi.

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Harmanpreet, renowned for being one of the world’s top drag-flickers, contributed to the historic bronze win by the Indian hockey team at the Tokyo Games. This victory ended a medal drought for the Indian hockey team at the Olympics that had lasted for over four decades. Looking ahead, the Indian men’s hockey team has its sights set on clinching a gold medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games, a feat that would ensure their automatic qualification for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

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