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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