RS:X sailors bearing their country flag in the Rio Opening Ceremony
Sailing was one of the best represented sports at the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the Maracana Stadium last night.
Two RS:X windsurfers, 2012 London Silver medallist Tuuli Petaja Siren from Finland and 7x Olympian Joao Rodrigues from Portugal had the honour of carrying their country’s flag at yesterday’s opening ceremony.
“I lack the words to express all that I’m feeling right now! In the last couple of days, I’ve found myself dropping tears of joy when I hear our National Anthem or see our flag. They are tears of joy and tonight, it will be the culmination of 28 years with the Olympic Games as a background. An honour and such a privilege!” Joao Rodrigues, just before last night’s opening ceremony.
Men’s windsurfing will start in two days on Monday, three races are scheduled to start at 1300 Brazil time.
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