Sakshi to be Indian flagbearer at Games closing
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Sakshi to be Indian flagbearer at Games closing

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Wrestler Sakshi Malik, who won Indias first medal in the Rio Olympics, was today announced as the countrys flagbearer at the Summer Games Closing Ceremony.The announcement came after Indias last medal hope Yogeshwar Dutt lost 0-3 to Ganzorig Mandakhnaran in the qualifying of the 65kg freestyle wrestling.Sakshi, who had become the first woman wrestler in India to win an Olympic medal with her bronze in the 58kg freestyle, became the obvious choice as Indias only other medallist PV Sindhu, who bagged a silver in womens singles badminton, left for Hyderabad yesterday."Sakshi and Sindhu have been the medallists for us and both displayed immense courage and determination during their competitions," said chef de mission Rakesh Gupta."Sakshi started the account for us and later Sindhu became the first Indian woman to win a silver medal.

Sindhu, in fact came close to making it...

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