Hughes announced as Closing Ceremony Flag Bearer
Posted on February 22, 2018 by Matthew Greenlaw
Snowboarder Jarryd Hughes has been confirmed today as the Flag Bearer for the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics.
The silver medallist will lead the Australian Team into Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium as they conclude the XXIII Winter Olympics on the 25th February.
Hughes won silver in the Snowboard Cross last week to hand Australia their third medal in PyeongChang, and 13th medal in Australia’s Winter Olympic history.
The 22-year-old Sydney-sider said being selected by Chef de MissIon, Ian Chesterman to fly the flag on behalf of the Australian Team was a huge honour.
“I am so excited to be chosen to be the Flagbearer for the Closing Ceremony, it’s hard to put into words,” Hughes said.
“It is the cherry on top of what has been the most amazing Olympic campaign and I am so proud to lead out this group of Australian athletes who have all been both an inspiration to me and the entire country throughout the Games.”
The Closing Ceremony starts at 10pm AEDT and will be available to watch, live and free on Channel 7.