photomark 1 1024x531 1024x531 1Sprinter Ramon Gittens has been chosen as Barbados’s flag-bearing at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The choice of Gittens was announced by the Barbos Olympic Asssociation (BOA) on Thursday, 4 August.

Gittens, BOA’s Senior Male Athlete of the Year and the President’s Award winner, is making his second Olympic appearance.

He will represent Barbados in the 100m and 200m at the Games.

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Clayton Clarke is a freelance track and field journalist since 2005. He is a former athlete and an IAAF Level III coach (Sprints & Hurdles). He has been a writer with Track Alerts since its inception in 2009. He worked with several media houses (radio, tv, newspaper, website) in Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, St. Kitts Nevis and the Bahamas. The Tobago native has covered the Carifta Games since 2005, the 2010 Commonwealth Games, 2011 World Athletic Championships and numerous local and regional track and field events.. Though track and field is his passion and main interest, he has served as media liaison with numerous sporting bodies in T&T and in particular in Tobago, namely cycling, chess, football, beach soccer, taekwondo, rugby, swimming, tennis and beach volleyball.


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