PV Sindhu named India's flagbearer at Commonwealth Games 2022
By: WE Staff | Thursday, 28 July 2022
PV Sindhu, an Olympic medallist in badminton, was officially chosen on to carry the Indian flag during the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony. According to a representative of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), Sindhu will carry the Indian team's flag during the opening ceremony. In addition, PV Sindhu carried the flag at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Notably, 215 athletes from India will compete at the Commonwealth Games, and 164 athletes will compete in the opening ceremony, which will be conducted on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the personal coach of Olympic bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain, Sandhya Gurung, has moved into the head coach Bhaskar Bhatt's room at the Commonwealth Games Village, according to a report from news agency. Gurung has moved into Bhatt's room in the Village while Bhatt has gone into a neighbouring hotel. Bhatt said, "I have shifted to a hotel that is a 10-minute walk from the Village.
Bhatt, who took over as the senior women's head coach last year, is still able to visit all of the stadiums and the Village, according to the article. The only thing that will change is that he won't be able to spend the night at the Village. "I have all the required access, so it's not a problem for me," Bhatt said. As per reports, under Bhatt, the Indian women's team returned with three medals, including a gold, at the World Championship in May.
This development occurs after bronze medalist Lovlina from the Tokyo Olympics claimed on Monday that her preparation was being hampered by the "continuous harassment" of her coaches. A delay in her accreditation followed Gurung being added to the Indian team just days before the Games were set to start. In a lengthy social media post on Monday, Lovlina stated she was feeling "mentally harassed" since it was difficult to have her instructors included to the team. She had taken to Twitter to explain her problem. She was refused entry into the Village upon her arrival here on Sunday because she lacked an accreditation, which caused a stir.