Images: Who were India's Olympic flag bearers before Sushil Kumar? [Photos]

A pictorial history of India's flag bearers at the prestigious summer Olympics.

hidden July 16, 2012 14:38:18 IST
Indian World Champion wrestler has been named the Indian flag bearer at the Olympics 2012. He who won the gold medal in the 66 kg freestyle competition at the FILA 2010 World Wrestling Championships and a bronze medal in the Men's 66kg Freestyle Wrestling event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Reuters
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Indian World Champion wrestler has been named the Indian flag bearer at the Olympics 2012. He who won the gold medal in the 66 kg freestyle competition at the FILA 2010 World Wrestling Championships and a bronze medal in the Men's 66kg Freestyle Wrestling event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Reuters
Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is an Indian shooter who won the silver medal in Men's Double Trap at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Rathore was the Indian flag bearer at the 2008 Summer Olympics. AFP
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Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is an Indian shooter who won the silver medal in Men's Double Trap at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Rathore was the Indian flag bearer at the 2008 Summer Olympics. AFP
Anju George of India during the women's long jump final in the IAAF Japan Grand Prix Japan. In 2004 Summer Olympics, long jumper Anju Bobby George became the first woman to carry the flag of India at the opening ceremony of any Olympics. AFP
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Anju George of India during the women's long jump final in the IAAF Japan Grand Prix Japan. In 2004 Summer Olympics, long jumper Anju Bobby George became the first woman to carry the flag of India at the opening ceremony of any Olympics. AFP
Indian tennis player Leander Paes bears India's flag during the opening ceremony 15 September of the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Having won seven doubles and six mixed doubles Grand Slam titles and finishing as runner up in numerous other Grand Slam finals, he is considered to be one of the greatest and most respected contemporary doubles and mixed doubles players in the world. AFP
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Indian tennis player Leander Paes bears India's flag during the opening ceremony 15 September of the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Having won seven doubles and six mixed doubles Grand Slam titles and finishing as runner up in numerous other Grand Slam finals, he is considered to be one of the greatest and most respected contemporary doubles and mixed doubles players in the world. AFP