Mon. Apr 22nd, 2024
Anju Bobby George questions Neeraj Chopra's snub as flag bearer for Olympics

Famous extensive jumper Anju Bobby George has questioned the Indian Olympic Association’s (IOA) determination for not contemplating Neeraj Chopra as India’s flag bearer for the upcoming Paris Olympics.

Anju, who is the present-day vice president of the Athletics Federation of India (AFI), took social media platform Instagram to specific her disappointment about the selection to appoint Table Tennis player Achanta Sharath Kamal as the flag bearer of India in the opening ceremony of the 2024 Paris Olympics.

“Surprisingly, the Indian Olympic Affiliation did not take into account our golden boy Neeraj Chopra as a flag bearer for the 2024 Olympic Games .. ??????in the long run its Neeraj’s decision based mostly on his personal evaluation of the predicament.. still…. Why . ???..,” she wrote in her Instagram.

Past week, the Indian Olympic Affiliation named Achanta Sharath Kamal as the flag bearer and Mary Kom as the chef de mission for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

In the meantime, Winter season Olympian Shiva Keshavan has been appointed as the Deputy Chef de Mission for Paris 2024.

“We are delighted to have such a distinguished and able team of officers top our contingent for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Their abilities, devotion, and enthusiasm for athletics will certainly encourage our athletes to obtain their greatest and make the country very pleased,” IOA claimed in a assertion unveiled in the course of the announcement.

Subsequent the announcement by the IOA, an on-line debate is likely on about the exclusion of the existing experience of Indian sports activities Neeraj Chopra as the flag bearer for the opening ceremony.

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