GB officials deciding on flag honour
September 8, 2012 13:48 pm
A decision on Great Britain's flagbearer for the Paralympic closing ceremony will be made before David Weir's marathon on Sunday, Games bosses said.
ParalympicsGB officials will meet on Saturday afternoon to discuss who will carry the Union Flag into the Olympic Stadium.
The ceremony will mark the end of a the XIV Paralympics and a thrilling summer of sport in the capital.
British Paralympic Association chief executive Tim Hollingsworth said Peter Norfolk's selection for the opening ceremony "was very clearly an open, democratic athlete vote."
He added: "As I think is customary, we feel we've got more opportunity to consult amongst the team leaders and get a consensus for the athlete we think would represent, not only the performance that they did individually, but perhaps the nature of the competition as a whole."
Wheelchair racer David 'The Weirwolf' Weir has a 100% success rate from three events following 5,000metres, 1500m and 800m wins.
The 33-year-old from Wallington, six-times a London Marathon champion, will start Sunday's 26.2-mile race at 11.30am.
Cyclist Sarah Storey won four titles from four events on track and road - taking her tally to 11 in all, equalling Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson's record for a British female - and Sophie Christiansen won three titles in equestrian events.
All will be considered candidates to fly the flag.
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