Legendary boxer MC Mary Kom and men’s hockey team skipper Manpreet Singh will be India’s flag bearers at the opening ceremony of Tokyo Olympics, announced Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Monday.

Wrestler Bajrang Punia will be flag bearer at the closing ceremony on August 8.

In a first, India will have two flag-bearers, one male and one female at the upcoming Tokyo Games to ensure “gender parity”.

The Indian Olympic Association has communicated the decision in this regard to the Organising Committee of the Games. In a first, India is having two flag-bearers — one male and one female — at the upcoming Tokyo Games to ensure “gender parity”.

The Tokyo Games are scheduled to open on July 23 and over 100 Indian athletes will participate in the event.