Dan Halksworth to carry Jersey flag too
With the opening ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games taking place tomorrow (Wednesday), more news of triathletes – past and present – receiving additional national honours and recognition.
Ahead of the Games, you may remember than Non Stanford was named as the Team Wales Captain (more HERE), which she described as ““An honour that’s difficult to articulate”.
We’re pleased to announce that @AliBrownleetri will carry Team England’s flag at tomorrow’s opening ceremony.#TeamAndCountry pic.twitter.com/BTIiGlQi6F
— Team England (@TeamEngland) April 3, 2018
This morning, Team England have announced that reigning double-Gold medallist from Glasgow 2014, Alistair Brownlee, will carry the flag at the opening ceremony which will take place at the Carrara Stadium.
Here’s what @AliBrownleetri had to say about being named the @TeamEngland flag-bearer for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
He also tells @BBCSport about targeting 3rd Commonwealth 🥇 & defence of his individual title the day after the men’s race! pic.twitter.com/hJJ2cAq09p
— Nick Hope – athlete’s journalist 👨💻🏊🏻♂️💜 (@NickHopeTV) April 3, 2018
In further news, twice IRONMAN UK Champion, Dan Halksworth, will be the Team Jersey flag bearer. Represeting Jersey in the Cycling Time Trial, Dan previously competed at the Commonwealth Games in swimming (2006, Melbourne) and triathlon (2014, Glasgow). He’ll become the first Commonwealth Games athlete to have competed at three different sports over the Games.
Commonwealth Games: Cyclist Dan Halksworth has been nominated as #TeamJersey flagbearer! Good luck to all our representatives pic.twitter.com/83TAWcKOIM
— Jersey Sport (@JerseySport) April 2, 2018
Congratulations Non, Alistair and Dan on being selected for such recognition.