Granada to Carry Paraguayan Flag in Opening Ceremonies of Olympics

As golf makes its return to the Olympics, one lucky participant will have an added experience she will never forget.

Julieta Granada, the 154th-ranked female player in the world, will be the flag bearer for her native Paraguay during the Opening Ceremonies of the Summer Games on Friday.


“There was a report in the newspaper that said I was going to get to carry the flag but it wasn’t official,” Granada told LPGA.com. “So when I went home they said nothing in the newspaper is official. We have to ask you actually official now. So I was like ‘oh sweet!’ He was like would you like to do it? I said absolutely it would be my honor. There’s a lot, about 10 to 12 athletes from Paraguay, so I was definitely very lucky to be picked.”

Granada is one of two Paraguayan golfers participating in Rio. Fabrizio Zanotti, 41st in the Olympic rankings, is participating on the men’s side.

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