Kelowna athlete to carry Canada's flag
Aug 26, 2012 / 12:09 pm
Kelowna's Garett Hickling talks about being selected as Canada's flag-bearer for the Paralympic Games.
The Canadian Press reports that a Kelowna athlete will carry Canada’s flag at the Paralympic opening ceremonies in London on Wednesday.
Wheelchair rugby player Garett Hickling, 41, is a five-time Paralympian and three-time Paralympic medallist.
Hickling has competed in every Paralympics that wheelchair rugby has been included in since 1996. He won silver at the 2004 Games in Athens and bronze at the 2008 Games in Beijing.
Hickling was named the MVP at the first three world championships held in the sport and the report says he is considered the leader of Canada's wheelchair rugby squad.
Canada's wheelchair rugby team will open its tournament on Sept. 5 against Australia.
In all, there are a total of 145 Canadian athletes competing in 15 sports at the London Paralympic Games.
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