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Abhinav Bindra selected as team India Flag Bearer

Flag bearers carry the national flag of their country at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.
In Rio Olympics 2016 Abhinav Singh Bindra is selected as team India flag bearer.

Abhinav Singh Bindra is an Indian shooter and is a World and Olympic champion in the 10 m Air Rifle event. By winning the gold in the 10 m Air Rifle event at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, he became the first Indian to win an individual gold medal at the Olympic Games

Men and women from across the country and from a variety of sports have been chosen to bear the flag at the opening ceremonies. Field hockey player Balbir Singh, Sr. is the only athlete who has been given the honor on more than one occasion (1952 and 1956 Summer Olympics). In the 1992 Summer Olympics, Shiny Abraham-Wilson became the first woman to carry the flag of India at the opening ceremony of any Olympics. The first female flag bearer at the Winter Olympics was Neha Ahuja at the 2006 Winter Olympics.

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