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Sardar Singh, Indian captain of men’s hockey team will be the flag bearer of the Indian contingent at Asian Games opening ceremony to be held on September 19. The Indian contingent with 516 athletes participating in 28 events will be led by Sardar Singh in the 17th Edition of Asian Games to be held at Incheon, the port city of South Korea. The honour of leading the contingent and be the flag bearer seemed highly unlikely to go to Sardar Singh as there were many names in contention that have performed better than the current hockey side. The likes of Abhinav  Bindra, Vikas Gowda, Yogeshwar Dutt and Sania Mirza have done exceptionally well in their respective sports in the past few months. Well going ahead with the national sports and its skipper should motivate the Indian Hockey Team to bring accolades this time around in Incheon. Also Read - Cat Que Virus? ICMR Warns About New Virus From China That Could Spread Disease in India, Here's What It Is

Sardar Singh will spearhead the 629 members Indian contingent in the Asian Games 2014 in Incheon. The participants for the disciplines cleared for the Asian Games are from aquatics (swimming), archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, boxing, canoeing and kayaking, cycling, equestrian, football, golf, gymnastics, handball, hockey, judo, kabaddi, rowing, sepak takraw, shooting, squash, taekwondo, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, wrestling, wushu, weightlifting, and yachting. Also Read - Coronavirus India Update: Total Tally Crosses 61 Lakh-mark, Recoveries go Beyond 51,000 | 10 Points

The flag bearer in the 2010 Asian Games for the opening ceremony was Indian shooting star Gagan Narang while star boxer Vijender Singh led the flag during the closing ceremony.