#AsianGames2018: Rani Rampal will be India's flag-bearer at closing ceremony
Indian women's hockey captain Rani Rampal has been named as the flag-bearer for the closing ceremony of the Asian Games 2018 in Indonesia. Rampal led India to a silver medal at the Games. The Indian team was beaten by Japan 2-1 in the finale. The ceremony will be held on September 2. Here is more on the same.
Hockey India congratulates @imranirampal, the Captain of the Indian Women’s Hockey Team, who will be holding up the tricolour for the Indian contingent during the closing ceremony of the @asiangames2018 in Jakarta Palembang on 2nd September. #IndiaKaGame #AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/COoox6bf07— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) September 1, 2018
Rani managed to score three goals in the tournament. The women's hockey team performed exceptionally well and the silver was well deserved. The side came close to clinching gold after a period of 36 years, but the players will be happy with a silver as well. Meanwhile, the men's hockey team took home the bronze medal after beating Pakistan in the semis.
It’s a matter of great pride for me to be the flag bearer of our contingent during the closing ceremony of Asian Games today. I would like to thank IOA @ioaindia @TheHockeyIndia for giving me this opportunity. pic.twitter.com/0NphaDCGd7— Rani Rampal (@imranirampal) September 2, 2018
This was India's best ever campaign at the Asian Games. The Indian contingent won a total of 69 medals that included 15 gold, 24 silver and 30 bronze. They surpassed their previous best record achieved at the 2010 Asian Games where they managed to win 65. India ended their campaign brightly after sealing two gold medals on Day 14.
The Asian Games 2018 closing ceremony will take place at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta. The ceremony can be watched across the Sony Ten network in both Hindi and English commentary. The closing ceremony will start at 5 PM IST post the Triathlon event.