Rio de Janeiro, Aug 3 (IANS) Olympic fencing champion Lei Sheng has been named China’s flag-bearer at the Rio Olympic Games opening ceremony.
The 32-year-old Lei became China’s first male foil Olympic champion four years ago in London. The fencer was also a twice world team titlist, reports Xinhua.
China’s flag-bearers at the previous summer Olympic Games were basketball players since 1984. Former NBA star Yi Jianlian was picked to carry the flag in London.