Abhinav Bindra Chosen as India’s Flagbearer at Rio Olympics
Olympic champion shooter Abhinav Bindra was on Friday chosen as the flagbearer of the Indian contingent at the Rio Games’ opening ceremony on August 5.
The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) confirmed that they have chosen the 2008 Beijing Olympic gold medallist as the country’s flagbearer for the quadrennial extravaganza.
Bindra will be making his fifth Olympic appearance this year.
Alongside star boxer Vijender Singh, tennis legend Leander Paes and decorated grappler Sushil Kumar, Bindra’s name was under consideration prior to the 2012 London Games too, before the IOA gave the honour to the double Olympic medallist wrestler.