By Antonis Stroggylakis/ [email protected]
Tomas Satoransky will be a flag-bearer for the Czech Republic in the 2021 Olympic Games.
Per the Czech Olympic Committee, Satoransky was elected by his fellow Czech Olympians as one of the two athletes that will carry the country’s banner for the opening ceremony that will take place Friday (23/7) in the Japan National Stadium. Czech tennis star Petra Kvitova (a two-time Wimbledon champion and bronze medalist in the 2016 Olympics) will be the other flag-bearer.
“It’s a great honor for me to get such trust from other athletes, Satoransky said. “I think I will enjoy the moment very much.”
Satoransky led the Czech basketball team to winning the Qualifiers of Victoria, Canada and thus making the Olympic Games for the first time. The Chicago Bulls guard averaged team-highs 16 points and 5.5 assists, along with 5.5 rebounds in the qualifying tournament to earn MVP.
Australia’s Patty Mills, Canada’s Miranda Ayim, Iran’s Samad Nikkhah Bahrami, Japan’s Rio Hachimura, Latvia’s (3×3) Agnis Čavars, Mongolia’s (3×3) Khulan Onolbaatar, Serbia’s Sonja Vasic and USA’s Sue Bird, are the other basketball players who were chosen as flag-bearers for the upcoming Olmpics.
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