Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Rafa Nadal to carry Spain flag at London 2012 Olympic Games

Rafa Nadal to carry Spain flag at London 2012 Olympic Games

Rafael Nadal will carry the Spain flag at the opening ceremony at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

He will join Novak Djokovic, who will carry Serbia's flag on July 27.

Rafa has won 11 Grand Slam tournaments, the last one the 2012 French Open title.

Nadal was the unanimous choice of the COE board and local media reported he was chosen ahead of sailing duo Iker Martinez and Xabi Fernandez who have a gold and a silver from the Athens and Beijing Games in the 49er class event.

The former world number 1 competed in the doubles in Athens in 2004 and won the singles in Beijing four years ago.