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Xtra Time Web Desk: Unlike the other editions, the entire Indian contingent will not participate in the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday, July 23. Only 28 members will participate in the opening ceremony as most teams have their first round matches next day and so they will be busy training. The teams not participating include archery, judo, badminton, weightlifting, tennis, hockey and shooting. Six-time world champion boxer MC Mary Kom will be the flag bearer of the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics. Indian men’s hockey team captain Manpreet Singh, who will wear the Indian tricolor for the closing ceremony, will be the sole member of the hockey contingent for the opening ceremony.
Here is the list of the numbers of various disciplines of the Indian contingent that will participate in the opening ceremony:
1. Hockey — 1
2. Boxing – 8
3. Table tennis — 4
4. Rowing – 2
5. Gymnastics – 1
6. Swimming – 1
7. Sailing – 4
8. Fencing — 1
9. Officials — 6
Total as of now (subject to change) – 28.
6. Men’s and Women’s Hockey Team
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