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Vijender named India's flag bearer at Asiad closing

November 27, 2010 16:21 IST

World number one boxer Vijender Singh, who braved a dislocated thumb to clinch a gold medal at the Asian Games, will be India's flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the mega-event Guangzhou on Saturday.

Olympic and World Championships bronze-medallist Vijender defeated two-time world champion Abbos Atoev in the middleweight (75kg) finals to fetch a gold.

The 25-year-old has a plaster on his injured hand right now but national coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu said he would still have no trouble lifting the flag at the ceremony.

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