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Team Guernsey Commonwealth flagbearers announced

Team Guernsey Commonwealth flagbearers announced

Wednesday 20 July 2022

Team Guernsey Commonwealth flagbearers announced

Wednesday 20 July 2022


Team Guernsey has announced its flagbearers for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Badminton player Elena Johnson and cyclist Marc Cox will lead the team into the Alexander Stadium for the Athlete’s Parade during the opening ceremony on 28 July.

It will be Ms Johnson’s sixth Commonwealth Games, making her the most capped Commonwealth athlete from any sport. 

She made her debut in 2002 in Manchester at the age of 15. She went on to represent England in the Under 15 category, through to Under 19 level before attending the University of Birmingham. 

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Pictured: The 2022 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony will take place at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham. 

Ms Johnson was crowned British Universities’ Women’s Singles Champion in 2004, followed by the Women’s Doubles title in 2005. 

The Guernsey Commonwealth Games Association LGB (GCGA) said it was “fitting for Elena to carry the flag in a city that contributed to her success as a player”. 

This year’s games will be a first for Mr Cox, who is the current island record holder of the 10-mile and 25-mile Time Trials. He also placed sixth in the UK Cycling Time Trials for 2022.

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Pictured: Badminton player and flagbearer, Elena Johnson, is the most capped Commonwealth athlete from Guernsey in any sport. 

Marc is probably the most popular member of the cycling team and will certainly carry the flag high and with great enthusiasm for the Guernsey Team,” said the GCGA spokesperson. 

Chef de Mission, Angela Stuart, and General Team Manager, Karina Jackson will arrive in Birmingham on Wednesday 20 July to begin the various tasks to prepare for the team arrival. 

Competition for many will begin on Friday 29 July.

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