CM – Le Clos, Mbande wears SA flag in Tokyo

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Olympic swimmer Chad le Clos and national hockey goalkeeper Phumelela Mbande will be South Africa’s flag bearers at the Tokyo Olympics.

Olympic swimmer Chad le Clos and national hockey goalkeeper Phumelela Mbande will be South Africa’s flag bearers be at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The IOC confirmed in March of last year that any National Olympic Committee can nominate one athlete to be the flag bearer.

« In previous games there was a flag bearer for a country at the opening ceremony and one at the closing ceremony, « said SASCOC President Barry Hendricks.

 » As always, it was incredibly difficult to decide who would fly the flag at the opening ceremony.

« Both Chad and Phumelela too are role models and inspirations for their respective sports and we are proud that they carry the flag of our wonderful nation. « 

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