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Neeraj named India's flag-bearer for Asian Games opening ceremony

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Star javelin thrower was today named the Indian contingent's flag-bearer for the opening ceremony to be held on August 18 in

(IOA) made the announcement today during the send-off ceremony organised for the contingent. The Games will be held from August 18 to September 2 in the Indonesian cities of and

The 20-year-old Neeraj is the reigning champion and won a gold in the Savo Games in last month.

Neeraj had won the gold medal in the Asian Athletic championships in 2017 with a throw of 85.23 meters. He had also bagged a gold in the 2016 IAAF World U-20 Championships in Bydgoszcz,

Former Hockey was India's flag-bearer at the 2014

Indian athletes had won 57 medals, comprising 11 gold, 10 silver and 36 bronze medals in the previous edition at Incheon,

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 12:35 IST