Anna Meares to be Olympic flag bearer in Rio

Aussie cyclist, Anna Meares, was this morning announced as Olympic flag bearer.

Anna Meares announced as Olympic flag bearer

It’s now just less than a month until the 5 August opening ceremony of the 31st Olympic Games in Rio and Aussie cyclist, Anna Meares, was this morning announced as flag bearer.

Meares has represented her country at three Olympic Games for five medals –  Gold and Silver in London in 2012, Silver in Beijing in 2008 and Gold and Bronze in Athens in 2004.

Queen of the velodrome, South Australian Meares was yesterday given the nod that she would represent her country at her fourth games. This morning Kitty Chiller, Australia Chef de Mission for the Games announced that Anna, who is “the epitome of what the team represents,” would repeat her flag bearing duties of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow at this year’s Games in Rio.

Although she said she had had some time to get used to the idea, Meares, a coal miners daughter, said she was “incredibly proud and incredibly humble” to be given the honour.

Flag bearer from the 2012 Games in London, basketballer Lauren Jackson, handed over the Australian flag to Meares who will take it to Rio.

Do you think Anna Meares is a good choice as flag bearer? Do you have an interest in the Olympic Games? If so, which sport do you enjoy watching the most?





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    Rescobee
    6th Jul 2016
    10:04am
    Could not have been a better choice. Truly a wonderful ambassador for Australia.
    Boomah52
    6th Jul 2016
    11:22am
    The adverts on tv seem to be female biased and a female was flag bearer in 2012. Equality?
    Anonymous
    6th Jul 2016
    11:54am
    She is a truly great, focused, determined athlete and well deserving of the honour.
    The TV advert: give credit when it's due.
    Eve
    6th Jul 2016
    3:07pm
    You're kidding, right? Did you not notice Boomah that almost ALL sport we see is male? Best you tell the male athletes to run for the hills because THE FEMINISTS ARE OUT TO DESTROY YOU! And by the way, Anna Meares is a WORLD champion, so she has well and truly earned the right to carry the flag.
    mangomick
    6th Jul 2016
    11:37am
    A Rocky Girl who is truly deserving.
    jackyd
    6th Jul 2016
    11:38am
    Great choice! Horrific injuries on the track never stopped her..... Champion +
    Rae
    6th Jul 2016
    12:16pm
    Great Choice. I wish her well and happy memories of the 2016 Olympics.
    Janice
    6th Jul 2016
    3:39pm
    Congratulations Anna, a well deserved honour. You have done your country proud & wish you even more success in Rio.


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