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Gagan Narang Appointed as India’s Chef-De-Mission for Paris Olympics 2024

Four-time Olympian and 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Gagan Narang has been appointed as India’s Chef-De-Mission for the 2024 Paris Olympics. This decision comes after Mary Kom’s resignation from the position due to health issues.

From Deputy to Chief

Narang’s elevation from deputy chef-de-mission to the chief role was described by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) as a natural progression following Mary Kom’s departure.

Responsibilities of Chef-De-Mission

The role of Chef-De-Mission is crucial for the Olympic contingent. Key responsibilities include:

  1. Overseeing athletes’ well-being
  2. Serving as the primary point of contact with organizing committees
  3. Liaising with sporting members of the contingent

Background on Mary Kom’s Resignation

Reason for Stepping Down

Mary Kom, the boxing legend, resigned from her position as Chef-De-Mission due to health issues. Her departure necessitated the appointment of a new leader for the Indian Olympic team.

Gagan Narang’s Credentials

Olympic Experience

  • Four-time Olympian: Participated in 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 Olympics
  • Bronze Medalist: Won bronze in men’s 10m air rifle at the 2012 London Olympics

Shooting Career Highlights

Narang’s experience as an elite athlete and his previous involvement as deputy chef-de-mission make him well-suited for this leadership role.

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