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dal to carry Spanish flag at Olympic opening ceremony

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 April 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Madrid, April 27: Spain’s tennis great Rafael dal will continue his role as the tiol flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games, the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) announced on Wednesday. The nine-time French Open champion and singles champion at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, was med to carry the tiol flag at London Olympic Games in 2012. But he was then replaced by basketball star Pau Gasol since dal suffered from a knee injury, Xinhua. “Spanish sport had a debt to pay back to Rafael dal. He has done so much, so much more than just his results,” said COE chief Alejandro Blanco. dal struggled since last year due to injuries, but he recently fought back to win the claycourt titles at Monte Carlo and Barcelo. (IANS)

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