Badminton world champion to hold Chinese flag at YOG opening ceremony

22:29, August 16, 2010      

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Badminton world champion Huang Yuxiang will be the national flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the first ever Youth Olympic Games, the Chinese delegation said in Singapore on Saturday.

Cai Zhenhua, chef de mission of the Chinese delegation, announced that Huang, 17, will hold the Chinese flag in the ceremony which will start at 7:30pm on Saturday.

Huang, who was crowned with the team title at this year's youth world championship, will compete in the singles event at the 13-day youth version of Olympic Games.

Meanwhile, former winter Olympics champion Yang Yang will become the OIympic flag bear at the ceremony, according to a report from Guangzhou Daily.

"It will be the second time I was named the Olympic flag bearer after the Beijing Olympics," Yang was quoted by the newspaper based in Guangzhou where the Asian Games will be held later this year.

Yang was written into the Chinese sport history as she won China's first winter Olympic gold medal in the 500m short track speedskating event at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games before she went on to take the 1,000m title.

China fielded a 106-member delegation, including 68 athletes, to Singapore.

All the athletes competing at the Youth Games must be aged between 14 and 18.



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