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Jyoti Kullu flag-bearer at Doha

November 22, 2006 20:00 IST

Women's hockey team captain Jyoti Sunita Kullu will have the honour of carrying the Indian tricolour at the opening ceremony of the Doha Asian Games next month.

"Jyoti Kullu, the captain of the Indian women's hockey team, will be the flag-bearer at the Asian Games," Indian Olympic Association president Suresh Kalmadi said on Wednesday.

The decision was intended at giving a boost to tribal sportspersons in the country.

"Jyoti is a tribal girl. She and other tribal sportspeople have done India proud. It is in recognition of their efforts and to provide a further boost to their morale that this decision has been taken," Kalmadi told reporters.

Kullu, who made her international debut in 1996, was part of the gold medal-winning Indian team at the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games.

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