List of flag bearers for India at the Olympics

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This is a list of flag bearers who have represented India at the Olympics.[1] Flag bearers carry the national flag of their country at the opening ceremony of the Summer and Winter Olympic Games.

Men and women from across the country and from a variety of sports have been chosen to bear the flag at the opening ceremonies. Field hockey player Balbir singh sr. is the only athlete who has been given the honor on more than one occasion (1952 and 1956 Summer Olympics). In the 1992 Summer Olympics, Shiny Abraham Wilson became the first woman to carry the flag of India at the opening ceremony of any Olympics. The first female flag bearer at the Winter Olympics was Neha Ahuja at the 2006 Winter Olympics.

List of flag bearers[edit]

# Event year Season Flag bearer Sport
22 2016 Summer Abhinav Bindra Shooting
21 2012 Summer Sushil kumar Wrestling
20 2010 Winter Shiva Keshvan Luge
19 2008 Summer Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Shooting
18 2006 Winter Neha Ahuja Alpine skiing
17 2004 Summer Anju Bobby George Athletics
16 2002 Winter Shiva Keshvan Luge
15 2000 Summer Leander Paes Tennis
14 1998 Winter Shiva Keshavan Luge
13 1996 Summer Pargat Singh Field hockey
12 1992 Summer Shiny Abraham-Wilson Athletics
11 1988 Summer Kartar Dhillon Singh Wrestling
10 1988 Winter Kishor_Rahtna_ Alpine skiing
9 1984 Summer Zafar Iqbal (field hockey) Field hockey
8 1972 Summer D.N. Devine Jones Boxing
7 1964 Summer Gurbachan Singh Randhawa Athletics
6 1956 Summer Balbir singh sr. Field hockey
5 1952 Summer Balbir singh sr. Field hockey
4 1948 Summer Tallimerain Ao Football
3 1936 Summer Major Dhyan Chand Field hockey
2 1932 Summer Lal Shah Bhokhari Field hockey
1 1920 Summer Purma Banerjee Athletics

See also[edit]


  1. ^ India. Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Accessed 25 October 2011.