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Neeraj Chopra Not Selected As Olympics Flag Bearer, Former Olympian Questions Call

Renowned Indian athlete Anju Bobby George expressed her skepticism regarding the Indian Olympic Association's (IOA) choice to exclude 'Golden Boy' Neeraj Chopra from consideration as India's flag bearer at the forthcoming Paris Olympics 2024.

Edited By : Shashwat Nishant | Updated: Mar 29, 2024 17:43 IST
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Neeraj Chopra

India’s star Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has won everything the sport had to offer over the recent years. His highlight, however, was his Olympic gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. He has been by far the best athlete for India to make a global presence at the biggest of stages.

Renowned Indian athlete Anju Bobby George expressed her skepticism regarding the Indian Olympic Association’s (IOA) choice to exclude ‘Golden Boy’ Neeraj Chopra from consideration as India’s flag bearer at the forthcoming Paris Olympics 2024. Recently, it was announced that veteran table tennis player Sharath Kamal would lead the Indian team as the flagbearer, while Olympic bronze medalist MC Mary Kom has been appointed as the chef de mission for the Summer Games.

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“Surprisingly, the Indian Olympic Association did not consider our golden boy Neeraj Chopra as a flag bearer for the 2024 Olympic Games .. ????? ( All the federations including Table tennis, yet to announce the team for Olympics) ?ultimately its Neeraj’s choice based on his assessment of the situation.. still..why ???….@weareteamindia.”

Sharath Kamal

The player ranked 88th globally holds the record for winning the national table tennis championship on 10 occasions. Additionally, he has secured a total of 13 medals at the Commonwealth Games, with seven of them being gold. Moreover, he has claimed two medals at the Asian Games and has also earned three bronze medals at the World Championships, establishing himself as a legendary figure in the sport of table tennis.

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First published on: Mar 29, 2024 05:43 PM IST

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