File photo: Rani Rampal Photograph:( WION Web Team )
Women's hockey team captain Rani Rampal has been named India's flag-bearer for the closing ceremony of the ongoing Asian Games.
Rani Rampal led India to a successful Asian Games campaign as they came close to winning an Asiad hockey gold after 36 years.
However, India, who made their first final in 20 years, was defeated by Japan, losing the final 1-2 to clinch the silver medal.
In the tournament, Rani scored three goals.
India ended their campaign with a total of 69 medals, which includes 15 gold, 24 silver and 30 bronze medals.
With 69 medals, India surpassed their highest Asian Games tally of 65 medals at the 2010 Guangzhou edition.
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
India ended their Asian Games campaign with a bang, winning two gold medals on Day 14.
Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra was India's flag-bearer for the opening ceremony of the 18th Asian Games.
Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal with a throw of 88.06 metres. Neeraj's gold is India's only second medal in javelin throw in Asian Games history.