Canada Names Hammer Thrower Sultana Frizell as Closing Ceremony Flag Bearer

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(ISN) – GLASGOW, Scotland, August 3, 2014 – Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC) is proud to
announce that hammer thrower and gold medallist Sultana Frizell (Perth, Ont.), has
been named Team Canada’s flag bearer for the Closing Ceremony at the Glasgow 2014
Commonwealth Games.

Frizell had an outstanding performance at these Games, defending her Commonwealth
title in the hammer throw from the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games and setting new
Commonwealth Games records three times en route to winning gold in Glasgow.

“Not only was it an impressive performance, Sultana also displayed exceptional
character on and off the field,” said Team Canada Chef de Mission, Chantal
Petitclerc. “Her great attitude and leadership certainly contributed to the success
of the entire Athletics Team here in Glasgow.”

“I’m delighted and honored to be carrying the flag tonight,” said Frizell. “I came
here with the ambition to get the gold medal, to reclaim the gold medal from Delhi,
and to set a new Games record. To be able to carry the flag in the Closing Ceremony
is a dream come true.”

As of this morning, Canada has 81 medals and ranks third in the overall medal count
behind England and Australia – with badminton and cycling events still to be held
later today. Canada’s 31 gold, 16 silver and 34 bronze medals, so far, are an
improvement over Delhi 2010 where Canada won 76 medals (25 gold, 27 silver, 33
bronze).

Canada reclaimed third place in the medal standings in Glasgow after finishing
fourth behind host nation India four years ago in Delhi.

“We came here with a goal to provide a high quality environment so athletes and
coaches could do their job and perform exceptionally well,” said Scott Stevenson,
Director of Sport for CGC. “We did that. In terms of overall medal count, we were
right on target, hoping to finish among the top three and we are particularly
pleased with the increase in both total medal count and gold medal performances. I’d
like to congratulate Team Canada and thank Scotland for hosting such a spectacular
Games.”

The next Commonwealth Games will be in Gold Coast, Australia, April 4 to 15, 2018.

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