Fri, September 20, 2013

Canadian Olympic star Christine Sinclair would carry flag with pride

By STEVE SIMMONS, QMI Agency


Christine Sinclair says she would be honoured to carry the Canadian flag at Sunday's Olympic Closing Ceremony. (Al Charest/QMI AGENCY)


COVENTRY, ENGLAND - Christine Sinclair would be honoured — speechless almost — to be chosen as Canada’s flag bearer at the Closing Ceremony of the Summer Olympic Games.

And, really, who deserves it more?

“If it happens, that would be the highest honour I could imagine,” the Canadian soccer player said after Thursday’s bronze medal victory over France. “To represent our team, I am such a proud Canadian, that would be so special, such a great feeling.”

When the soft-spoken Sinclair was asked what she would say if chosen, she wasn’t certain. “I don’t even know what I’d say if asked, except yes. I’d be pretty overwhelmed.”

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