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Paris Olympics 2024: Sharath Kamal named India's flagbearer, Mary Kom to lead contingent delegation

The legendary boxer Mary Kom to lead the Indian delegation as the Chef de Mission at the upcoming Paris Olympic Games 2024 while Shiva Kehsavan, the first Indian representative to compete in luge at the Winter Olympic Games, is named her deputy by IOA.

Written By: Sumeet Kavthale @sumeetkavthale New Delhi Updated on: April 12, 2024 15:50 IST
Sharath Kamal
Image Source : GETTY Sharath Kamal at Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham

Indian Olympic Association (IOA) announced key officials for India's contingent for the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics on Thursday, March 21. India's top-ranked table tennis veteran Sharath Kamal is named as flagbearer for the prestigious Summer Olympics starting on July 26. 

Legendary boxer Mary Kom is set to lead the Indian delegation as Chef de Mission at the Paris Olympic Games. Mary and men's hockey team captain Manpreet Singh were India's flagbearers at the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020. 

"These appointments represent a blend of experience, expertise, and leadership that will contribute significantly to the success of putting athletes on the global stages," the IOA press release said. "Leading the delegation as the Chef de Mission will be none other than the iconic boxer, Mary Kom. Her unparalleled dedication to sports and inspiring journey make her a natural choice to guide and mentor our athletes at the Olympics."

Key Indian officials at Paris Olympics 2024:

  • Flagbearer - Sharath Kamal
  • Chef de Mission - Mary Kom
  • Deputy Chef de Mission - Shiva Keshavan
  • In-charge of shooting village operations - Gagan Narang
  • Chief Medical Officer - Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala
  • IOA's Press Attache - G Rajaraman
  • Social Media Head - Sarvesh Kedia

"We are delighted to have such a distinguished and capable team of officials leading our contingent for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games," IOA president PT Usha said on key officials' appointments. "Their expertise, dedication and passion for sports will undoubtedly inspire our athletes to achieve their best and make the nation proud."


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