Nationwide netball captain Bongi Msomi and para-swimmer Christian Sadie had been honored to steer the 239-strong contingent on Thursday night.
FILE: Bongi Msomi, captain of SPAR Proteas Netball. Picture: @ Netball_SA / Twitter
JOHANNESBURG – The South African Confederation of Sports activities and the Olympic Committee (Sascoc) have named Group South Africa’s flag bearers for this 12 months’s Commonwealth Video games opening ceremony in Birmingham.
Nationwide netball captain Bongi Msomi and para-swimmer Christian Sadie had been honored to steer the 239-strong contingent on Thursday night. The pair observe within the footsteps of Caster Semenya, who was privileged in 2018 on the Gold Coast Video games in Australia.
“Congratulations to Bongi and Christian on their nomination. Each exemplify the spirit of the Video games and each are devoted and profitable athletes. They competed within the 2018 Video games on the Gold Coast and made themselves and their nation proud on the worldwide stage in quite a few events through the years, “mentioned Lwandile Simelane, Chef de Mission of Group SA.
Captain of the nationwide netball crew @ BongiweMsomi2 and para-swimmer Christian Sadie had been named flag bearer of Group South Africa at Thursday’s opening ceremony of the 2022 Commonwealth Video games @ birminghamcg22
Netball South Africa (@Netball_SA) July 25, 2022
Msomi will lead the Proteas crew who’ve a terrific 12 months forward of them. South Africa will host the Netball World Cup in July subsequent 12 months and will likely be eager to make a powerful impression at these Video games. They’ve been drawn into Group A, the place their Italian-style opponents will likely be Australia, Jamaica, Scotland, Wales and Barbados. The highest two nations of every group will advance to the semifinals.
In the meantime, Sadie not too long ago gained silver on the Parasitic Swimming World Championships and can try to proceed her profession when she hits the pool.
The Commonwealth Video games are the one multi-sporting occasion that options the identical location for para-sporting occasions and these Video games will function the biggest para-sporting program ever.
“It is a groundbreaking sport for Group SA and we’re proud to have the ability to give Bongi and Christian the dignity of carrying the flag on such an auspicious event because the opening ceremony,” mentioned Ms. Simelane.