Shiva Keshavan carries the flag of India during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in South Korea.
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Shiva Keshavan Leads Indian Contingent at 2018 Winter Olympics

Star luger Shiva Keshavan once again did the honours of holding the national flag as the Indian contingent, including cross country skier Jagdish Singh, took part in a glittering opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on Friday.

Keshavan, Jagdish and chef-de-mission Harjinder Singh were among the six Indians who took part in the march past under sub-zero conditions in this South Korean resort town.

All the members of the Indian contingent wore red track shirt and black trousers with grey hand gloves and an Himachali cap.

The 36-year-old Keshavan, who is taking part in his sixth and last Winter Olympics, was seen waving the tri-colour.

“What a moment! What a special feeling it is, being the flag bearer at the @Olympics #pyeongchang2018,” Keshavan tweeted.

Keshavan has held the Indian flag in all his earlier five Winter Olympics appearances either in the opening or closing ceremony. The 2014 edition was an exception as the Indian Olympic Association was under suspension.

Cross country skier Jagdish Singh arrived on Friday right on time to take part in the ceremony. Jagdish was to arrive in Pyeongchang on February 4 along with Keshavan but his departure from India was delayed due to confusion over who will accompany him as coach.

The four heats of luge men's singles events in which Keshavan will participate will take place on Saturday and February 11. The result will come out with the total time earned from the four runs.

Jagdish will compete in the 15-km Nordic skiing freestyle event on February 16.

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