Mariyappan Thangavelu in Quarantine, Tek Chand to be New Flag Bearer

Mariyappan Thangavelu have been put into quarantine

Mariyappan Thangavelu have been put into quarantine

Tek Chand to be India’s flag bearer after Mariyappan Thangavelu was put into quarantine.

  • Last Updated:August 24, 2021, 10:49 IST

Just hours before the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Paralympics, flag bearer Mariyappan Thangavelu along with five other members of the Indian contingent have been put into quarantine after they came in close contact with a person who tested positive for Covid-19. However, none of them have tested positive since the past six days. As a precautionary step, they will remain in quarantine and Tek Chand will be the new flag bearer for India at the opening ceremony.

India’s deputy Chef de Mission to the Paralympic Games, took to Twitter to announce the development, he wrote, “Mariyappan Thangavelu our Flag Bearer, with 5 others, have been quarantined until further notice, as someone near to their seats on their flight to Tokyo tested COVID+! However, none of them have turned +ve since the past 6days! Tek Chand will now be our Flag Bearer

54 Indian athletes will compete across nine sports. Indian para-athletes will participate in archery,para canoeing, athletics, shooting, table tennis, swimming, badminton, powerlifting and taekwondo.

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