Sharath Kamal Named Indian Flagbearer for Paris Olympics 2024

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On March 21, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) named Sharath Kamal as the flag bearer for the Paris 2024 Olympics.

An Overview of the News

Achievements of Sharath Kamal

  • Kamal, who is ranked 88th in the world rankings, has a record 10 national table tennis championship titles.

  • Won 13 medals including seven gold in the Commonwealth Games.

  • Earned two medals in Asian Games and three bronze medals in World Championships.

Chef de Mission appointed: MC Mary Kom

  • MC Mary Kom, the first woman boxer to win six world titles, has been appointed as the Chef de Mission for Paris 2024.

  • Mary Kom won a gold medal at the 2014 Asian Games, becoming the first female boxer from India to do so, and won a bronze medal at the London 2012 Olympics.

  • Mary Kom's illustrious career began at the age of 18, when she showcased her talent at the inaugural World Competition in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Gagan Narang will Supervise the Shooting Village Operations

  • Gagan Narang, bronze medalist in the 10 meter air rifle event at the London 2012 Olympics, was given the responsibility of operating the shooting village.

  • Shooting, which has been important for India since the Beijing 2008 Olympics, aims to achieve success in Paris.

Paris Olympics Program

  • The Paris Olympics are scheduled to take place from July 26 to August 11.

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