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Flag-bearer Shiva leads Indian contingent at Winter Olympics

Press Trust of India  |  Pyeongchang 

Star luger once again did the honours of holding the national flag as the Indian contingent, including Jagdish Singh, took part in a glittering opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter here today.

Keshavan, Jagdish and chef-de-mission Harjinder Singh were among the six Indians who took part in the march past under sub-zero conditions in this South Korean resort town.

All the members of the Indian contingent wore red track shirt and black trousers with grey hand gloves and an Himachali cap.

The 36-year-old Keshavan, who is taking part in his sixth and last Winter Olympics, was seen waving the tri-colour.

"What a moment! What a special feeling it is, being the flag bearer at the @#pyeongchang2018," tweeted.

has held the Indian flag in all his earlier five Winter appearances either in the opening or closing ceremony. The 2014 edition was an exception as the Indian Olympic Association was under suspension.

arrived today on time to take part in the ceremony. Jagdish was to arrive here on February 4 along with Keshavan but his departure from was delayed due to confusion over who will accompany him as

The four heats of luge men's singles events in which Keshavan will participate will take place tomorrow and February 11. The final result will come out with the total time earned from the four runs.

Jagdish will compete in the 15-km Nordic skiing freestyle event on February 16.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 21:35 IST