PV Sindhu, Manpreet Singh lead Indian contingent at Common Wealth Games opening ceremony

Olympic medalist PV Sindhu and the men’s hockey team captain Manpreet Singh lead the Indian contingent as the Commonwealth Games 2022 opening ceremony was held in Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.

Neeraj Chopra was the designated flag bearer for India in the opening ceremony, but he suffered an injury during the World Athletics Championships, where he won the silver medal. He had to pull out of CWG 2022 due to the injury.

Some prominent names in the squad besides Olympic medallists were PV Sindhu, Mirabai Chanu, Lovlina Borgohain, Bajrang Punia and Ravi Kumar Dahiya. Defending CWG champions Manika Batra, and Vinesh Phogat as well as 2018 Asian Games Gold medallists Tajinderpal Singh Toor, Hima Das and Amit Panghal.

India will be represented by 215 athletes who will take part in 141 events across 19 sporting disciplines.