26 July, 2021
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25 Isalys Quiñones (PUR), 9 Miranda Ayim (CAN)
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Ayim learns from Prime Minister Trudeau she will carry Canadian flag at Opening Ceremony

TOKYO (Japan) - Canadian forward Miranda Ayim will carry her nation's flag at the Olympic Opening Ceremony in Tokyo, having found out from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that she had been chosen for the special task.

He unveiled the news in a special video, with Ayim now looking forward to her third and last Olympic outing with extra relish as a result. The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) confirmed thaty men’s rugby sevens team star Nathan Hirayama will be Team Canada’s other flag bearer.

“I feel incredibly honoured to lead Team Canada alongside Nathan into the Opening Ceremony and to be representing not only my fellow athletes of Team Canada, but also the greater Team Canada: our nation,” said Ayim.

“The past year and a half demanded a high level of teamwork and Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast demonstrated togetherness, camaraderie and sacrifice — true team spirit," she added.

The honor bestowed upon Ayim comes after Serbia's standout ace Sonja Vasic was given the task of carrying her country's flag at the Opening Ceremony.