Manu Bhaker named India’s flag-bearer at Youth Olympic Games

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Oct 2018 11:23:28



TEENAGE shooting star Manu Bhaker was on Monday named as the flag-bearer of the Indian contingent for the 3rd Youth Olympic Games to be held in Buenos Aires from October 6-18.
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra announced during the send-off ceremony here that the 16-year-old Bhaker will lead the Indian team in the opening ceremony.

“It is a great honour for me. I never expected to be the flag-bearer for the Indian contingent,” Manu told PTI. A contingent of 68 members, including 46 athletes, will depart for Argentina tomorrow to compete in 13 sports during the prestigious event.

Goa Olympic Association Secretary Gurudutta D Bhakta will be the Chef-de-Mission of the contingent.  “It gives me immense pleasure to announce the young athletes’ participation in the Youth Olympic Games. May the Indian flag fly high and our athletes bring laurels for the country,” Batra said.