Gymnastics elder statesman Jordan Jovtchev will kick off his record sixth Olympic appearance by carrying the flag for Bulgaria in Friday’s Opening Ceremonies at the Olympic Games in London.
“It will be an honor for me to carry the Bulgarian flag,” Jovtchev said on Wednesday in London.
Jovtchev, 39, will be the first male gymnast to compete in six Olympic Games. …
An inspiration to every single gymnast in London.
… His 39-year-old body is “falling apart”, his back is “hurting” and his ankles are “killing” him but even if he has to be pushed out in a wheelchair, gymnastics’s elder statesman Iordan Iovtchev is determined to make one final hurrah …