New Delhi: Thangavelu Mariyappan is not going to be a part of India’s opening ceremony right now on the Paralympic Video games in Tokyo. He has been changed by javelin thrower Tek Chand because the nation’s flag bearer.
Mariyappan whereas touring to Tokyo got here in shut contact with a Covid optimistic overseas passenger.
He has been examined for six days and all his experiences have come out unfavorable, however the organizing committee has suggested him to not take part within the Opening Day ceremony.
Deputy Chef de Mission (CDM) Arhan Bagati tweeted a video message from Gursharan Singh stating that Mariyappan Thangavelu together with 5 others have been quarantined till additional discover.
Mariyappan Thangavelu our Flag Bearer, with 5 others, have been quarantined till additional discover, as somebody close to to their seats on their flight to Tokyo examined COVID+! Nonetheless, none of them have turned +ve because the previous 6days! Tek Chand will now be our Flag Bearer. Pls watch! pic.twitter.com/z0fmnP9mvW
— Arhan Bagati (@IamArhanBagati) August 24, 2021
“Instead of Mariyappan, our athlete Tek Chand will be the flag bearer. However, Mariyappan and Vinod Kumar although have been found in close contact, are found to be COVID negative since last six days while they are in Village,” stated Gursharan Singh, the secretary-general of the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) within the video.
He additional knowledgeable that as Mariyappan and different athletes have returned common unfavorable outcomes for COVID-19, they are going to be allowed to coach for his or her competitions.
A complete of 54 para-athletes from throughout 9 sports activities disciplines will probably be featured within the Paralympic Video games. That is India’s greatest ever contingent to Paralympic Video games.