Andrew and Tugade named Guam flag bearers for Tokyo2020 Opening Ceremony

Andrew and Tugade named Guam flag bearers for Tokyo2020 Opening Ceremony

July 23, 2021

Team Guam's flag bearers were announced during the Team meeting held at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Village. Team Guam’s Chef de Mission, Joey Miranda III and Guam NOC President, Ricardo Blas, proudly announced the share duties of its flag bearers in compliance with the International Olympic Committees Gender Equity requirements.

Judo athlete, Joshter Andrew will be the male flag bearer, based on his Continental qualification and a gold medal winner at the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa, while returning Olympian and Micronesia's fastest woman sprinter, Regine Tugade will be the female flag bearer.

When asked what being the flag bearer meant, Andrew stated, “To be named the flag bearer, I’m very excited and honored. It means so much to me, it is way bigger than myself. I’m proud to be chosen as of the flag bearers for Team Guam.”

Tugade was beaming with joy when the announcement was made. “I am extremely humbled as it is an honor to be able to not only represent our island here at the Games, but to be given the huge honor of holding our flag means a lot to me and I’m very thankful for the opportunity.” said Tugade.

Guam’s flag bearers will be joined by swimming athletes; Jagger Stephens and Mineri Gomez. The marching delegation will also include; Chef de Mission Miranda, Team Physicians: Dr. Arania Adolphson and Dr. Luis Cruz, Team Officials: Donald San Agustin, Saturo Yamawaki, Riza Tugade, and Luisa Sampson.

Due to the protocols imposed by the Government of Japan, Rckaela Aquino, our first female qualified Olympic wrestler, will be arriving at the Athlete's Games Village on August 1 and will be the closing ceremony flag bearer.

The Games of the 23rd Olympiad will be held on the 23rd of July 2021 at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium at 8:00pm Japan Standard Time.


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In October 1987, Guam received International Olympic Committee recognition from IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch. The Guam Amateur Sports Federation merged with the newly created Guam National Olympic Committee to form a non-profit sports body.


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