5 female gymnast flag bearers

Amanda Turner:

Artistic gymnasts Ana Sofía Gómez (Guatemala), Catalina Ponor (Romania), and Giulia Steingruber (Switzerland), rhythmic gymnast Neta Rivkin (Israel) and trampolinist Rosie MacLennan (Canada) were selected as standard bearers as the 2016 Olympic Games kick off in Rio.

It is a record number for gymnastics to have five flag bearers at the Olympic Parade of Nations. Gymnasts often skip the Opening Ceremonies as qualification begins on the first day, and hours of queuing and marching in the summer heat is not ideal right before competition. However, the weather in Rio de Janeiro, where it is winter, has been mild. …


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Rosie MacLennan leads team Canada into the stadium during the opening ceremonies at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

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