04 August 2016

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Rio 2016: Michael Phelps Nominated as USA Flag-Bearer at Opening Ceremony

The swimming legend and most decorated Olympian in the history of the Olympic Games – Michael Phelps is going to walk in to the Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony carrying US flag for the first time. He has been nominated as the flag-bearer for the team USA at the curtain raiser event of the Rio 2016. Michael has been selected by all his teammates which include the delegation of totally 556 athletes which is the largest team at the Olympic Games.

Michael Phelps Nominated as USA Flag-Bearer at Rio Opening Ceremony

Michael Phelps has told that, he is honored to be chosen, proud for representing the country US as well as humbled by the importance of carrying the flag and all that is stands for.

This is first time for the Phelps and he has never walked out in to the Opening Ceremony in the past as the swimming competition used to begin typically on the very next day after the curtain raiser and that he was scheduled for the race.

Michael Phelps will be competing totally in three individual events at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and would be the member of all those three relay teams giving Phelps a good chance to grab the medals. Phelps who have retired from swimming after the London 2012 Olympic games as was not at his best as he says, he has reversed his decision quickly and going to compete in the Olympic games this time which he insists that this will be the final one. He says that this time around it is so much even more than medals this time.


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