India will send 20 athletes, accompanied by six officials, for the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics scheduled for July 23.
None of the shuttlers, shooters, archers and tennis players will attend the ceremony, while both the hockey teams will also skip the event. Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, judoka Shushila Devi will also be among the absentees since most of them are in action the following day.
With local fans banned from attending the opening ceremony, the organisers have also restricted the number of officials from each nation to six.
London Olympics bronze-medallist Mary Kom and Indian men’s hockey team captain Manpreet Singh have been named as India’s flag bearers. The opening ceremony will be held at the Olympic Stadium from 4:30 pm IST (8 pm local time) onwards.
Athletes to attend Opening Ceremony
1. Sutirtha Mukherjee 2. Manika Batra 3. G. Sathiyan 4. Sharat Kamal 5. K.C. Ganapathi 6. Varun Ashok 7. Vishnu Saravanan 8. Nethra Kumanan 9. Bhavani Devi 10. Pranati Nayak 11. Sajan Prakash 12. Simranjit Kaur 13. Lovlina B. 14. Pooja Rani 15. Amit 16. Manish Kaushik 17. Ashish Kumar 18. Satish Kumar 19. Mary Kom – Flag Bearer 20. Manpreet Singh – Flag Bearer