Mariyappan Thangavelu named India's flag-bearer for Asian Para Games

India has fielded its biggest-ever contingent for the third Paralympic Asian Games to be held in Jakarta from October 6-13.

Mariyappan Thangavelu won gold medal in the men's final high jump - T42 at the Rio Paralympic Games.   -  AFP Photo

Rio Paralympic gold medallist Mariyappan Thangavelu was on Tuesday named as flag-bearer of the Indian contingent for the third Para Asian Games to be held in Jakarta from October 6-13.

India will field its biggest-ever contingent of 302 members including athletes, coaches, support staff and officials.

The Indian contingent were initially denied entry on Monday when they arrived at the Games Village as the Sports Ministry had not till then cleared funds to the tune of USD 2.5 lakh. However, the issue was later resolved.