Names of all Chosen Flag Bearers of All Nations in Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony 2016

Total 207 nations are participating in the Rio Olympic Games. The biggest feat of this has the opening ceremony in Rio on August 5 and respected athletes from all the participating nations will lead their countries forward in the traditional parade. At each opening ceremony of an Olympic Games – Summer or Winter, it is a proud moment for all to athletes to be a part of that parade. The parade involves a designated flag bearer holding the flag at the top of the group chosen by his/her nation and the entire group of contingents follow that flag bearer closely behind.

Each flag bearer get this chance because one has brought great pride to its nation and now it is the moment that one got appreciated at the grandest sporting event for the work one has done for the country. In total, 207 countries’ athletes will parade at the opening ceremony excluding independent athletes and the refugees. Below the name of all the flag bearers along with the sport they belong are given who will lead their country in the parade at the opening function of Rio Olympic 2016:

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Afghanistan – Kamia Yousufi (Athletics)

Andorra – Laura Salles (Judo)

Angola – Luísa Kiala (Handball)

Argentina – Luis Scola (Basketball)

Armenia – Vahan Mkhitaryan (Swimming)

Australia – Anna Meares (Cycling)

Austria – Liu Jia (Table Tennis)

Bangaldesh – Siddikiur Rahman (Golf)

Belarus – Vasil Kiryienka (Cycling)

Belize – Brandon Jones (Athletics)

Benin – Yemi Apithy (Fencing)

Bolivia -Angela Castro (Athletics)

Brazil – Yane Marques (Modern Pentathlon Athlet)

British Virgin Islands – Ashley Kelly (Athletics)

Bulgaria – Ivet Lalova (Athletics)

Cambodia – Sorn Seavmey (Taekwondo)

Cameroon – Wilfried Ntsengue (Boxing)

Canada – Rosannagh MacLennan (Gymnastics)

Chile – Érika Olivera (Chile – Érika Olivera)

China – Lei Sheng (Fencing)

Cook Islands – Ella Nicholas (Canoeing)

Costa Rica – Nery Brenes (Athletics)

Croatia – Josip Pavić (Water Polo)

Cuba- Mijaín López (Wrestling)

Denmark – Caroline Wozniacki (Tennis)

Ecuador- Andres Chocho (Athletics)

Finland – Tuuli Petaja-Siren (Windsurfing)

France – Teddy Rinner (Judo)

Gambia – Gina Bass (Athletics)

Gautemala – Ana Sofía Gómez (Gymnastics)

Germany – Timo Boll (Table Tennis)

Great Britain – Andy Murray (Tennis)

Greece – Sofia Bekatorou (Sailing)

Hungary – Áron Szilagyi (Fencing)

India – Abhinav Bindra (Shooting)

Ireland – Paddy Barnes (Boxing)

Israel – Neta Rivkin (Gymnastics)

Italy – Federica Pellegrini (Swimming)

Indonesia – Maria Natalia Londa (Athletics)

Iran – Zahra Nemati (Archery)

Jamaica – Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Athletics)

Japan – Keisuke Ushiro (Athletics)

Kosovo- Majlinda Kelmendi (Judo)

Lebanon – Nacif Elias (Judo)

Malaysia – Lee Chong Wei (Badminton)

Maldives – Aminath Shajan (Swimming)

Malta – Andrew Chetcuti (Swimming)

Mauritius – Kate Foo Kune (Badminton)

Mexico – Daniela Campuzano (Cycling)

Montennegro – Bojana Popović (Handball)

Namibia – Jonas Junia (Boxing)

Nepal – Phupu Lhamu Khatri (Judo)

Nigeria – John Obi Mikel (Table Tennis)

Pakistan – Shah Hussain Shah (Judo)

Panama – Alonso Edward (Athletics)

Philippines – Ian Lariba (Table Tennis)

Poland – Karol Bielecki (Handball)

Portugal – Joao Rodrigues (Sailing)

Puerto Rico – Jaime Espinal (Wrestling)

Romania – Cătălina Ponor (Gymnastics)

Russian Federation – Sergey Tetyukhin (Volleyball)

San Marino – Arianna Perilli (Shooting)

Serbia – Ivana Anđusic Maksimovic (Shooting)

Singapore – Derek Wong Zi Liang (Badminton)

South Africa – Wayde van Niekerk (Track and Field Sprinter)

South Korea – Gu Bon-gil (Fencing)

Spain – Rafael Nadal (Tennis)

Sri Lanka – Anuradha Cooray (Athletics)

Thailand – Ratchanok Intanon (Badminton)

Tonga – Pita Taufatofua (Taekwondo)

Tuvalu – Etimoni Timuani (Athletics)

UAE – Nada Al-Bedwawi (Athletics)

Ukraine- Mykola Milchev (Shooting)

Uruguay – Dolores Moreira (Sailing)

USA – Michael Phelps (Athletics)

Venezuela – Ruben Limardo (Fencing)

Zimbabwe – Kirsty Coventry (Swimming)

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