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Vijender India's flag bearer for closing ceremony

Vijender Kumar, India's first ever Olympic boxing medal winner, will be the flag bearer of the Indian contingent at Sunday's closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympics.

other Updated: Aug 23, 2008 22:14 IST

Vijender Kumar, India's first ever Olympic boxing medal winner, will be the flag bearer of the Indian contingent at Sunday's closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, an IOA official on Saturday said.

The Bhiwani pugilist won a bronze medal in the 75kg category event, which made him the national hero.

Army marksman Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore was India's flag bearer during the spectacular opening ceremony of the Games on August 8.

"We have decided to give the honour to Vijender," IOA spokesman Sandeep Mehta said.

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