Rio gold medallist Mariyappan named India’s flag bearer for Asian Para Games

Resham Gupta
Last Updated: Oct 02 2018 18:43

PARA GAMES- Rio Paralympic gold medallist Mariyappan Thangavelu was on Tuesday named as flag-bearer of the Indian contingent for the 3rd Asian Para Games to be held in Jakarta from October 6-13.

Mariyappan won the gold medal when he cleared 1.89m in the high jump T42 category in Rio.

The 302 member strong Indian contingent which includes athletes, coaches, support staff, escorts and officials is the biggest ever Indian squad for Asian Para Games.