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Female badminton player, Daniel to bear Nigeria’s flag at opening ceremony Olympic Games

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Category: Badminton News Published: 07 August 2008
Written by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 1472
Grace Daniel, Nigeria’s sole badminton entry in the 29th Olympic Games will carry the country’s flag during Friday’s opening ceremony.

A Team Nigeria official told the our correspondent in Beijing, that Daniel would lead her compatriots during the ceremony, to be watched by billions across the world.

“She was chosen by team officials for her exemplary behaviour,’’ the official told our our correspondent in Beijing on condition of anonymity.

He said the player, a beneficiary of the IOC Olympic Solidarity Scholarship, had shown through her character and disposition that she could be entrusted with bigger responsibilities.

“This is the hallmark of good athletes, those who will grow to become great leaders of tomorrow,’’ he said of the 24-year-old female.

Tidesports reports that Nigeria, which made its Olympic debut at the Helsinki Games in 1952, will take part in 10 sports at the Beijing Games and be fielding 87 athletes.

The sports are track and field, badminton, boxing, weightlifting, wrestling, table tennis, football, swimming, judo and taekwondo.

NAN gathered that about 7,000 of the 10,200 athletes attending the Games would be involved in the parade at the opening ceremony.

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