HomeSwimmingCate Campbell Selected As Co-Olympic Flag Bearer For Australia At Tokyo Games
Cate Campbell Selected As Co-Olympic Flag Bearer For Australia At Tokyo Games
July 7, 2021
5-time Olympic medalist Cate Campbell has been named one among Australia’s two flag bearers for the Opening Ceremonies on the Tokyo Olympic Video games, because the freestyle sprinter will likely be joined by basketballer Patty Mills.
Campbell, who will make her fourth straight Olympic look for Australia in Tokyo, turns into the nation’s first feminine swimmer to hold the flag, whereas Mills would be the first Indigenous Australian to take action.
This yr marks the primary time the Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC) has decreed that one male and one feminine athlete carry the flag of every nation on the Opening Ceremonies.
Nevertheless, this gained’t be the primary time Australia has had twin flag bearers, as distance swimmer Max Metzker and observe and subject athlete Denise Boyd collectively carried the flag on the 1980 Olympics in Moscow after 23 nations withdrew from the Video games following the Russian invasion into Afghanistan.
Campbell turns into the third Australian swimmer to hold the flag, becoming a member of Metzker and Andrew Charlton (Los Angeles, 1932).
Campbell gained a pair of bronze medals in her Olympic debut on the Beijing Video games in 2008, taking third in each the ladies’s 50 freestyle and 400 free relay at simply 16 years of age. The now-29-year-old then gained gold on the 2012 Video games in London within the 400 free relay, and added two extra medals, a gold and a silver, in Rio within the 400 free and 400 medley relays, respectively.
Like Campbell, Mills will characterize Australia for a fourth time in Tokyo, having made his Olympic debut in 2008. The 12-year NBA veteran has spent the previous 10 seasons taking part in for the San Antonio Spurs, together with successful a league title with the membership in 2014.
Campbell is the tenth swimmer anticipated to hold their nation’s flag in Tokyo: