Bobsledder Andre Marcano honoured to carry T&T flag at Olympics opening

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    From left to right: Axel Brown, Andre Marcano, Mikel Thomas and Tom Harris (Photo credit: Team TTO on Facebook)

    T&T bobsledder Andre Marcano has been chosen to carry the country’s flag at the opening ceremony of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

    Marcano is the brakeman for the team competing in the Games with the opening ceremony now less than a day away.

    Speaking to the T&T Olympic Committee, Marcano says, “When I found out that I was selected to carry my country’s flag at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games, I stood there in awe and disbelief because I was not expecting to hold this honor and privilege. Being able to qualify and represent your country at the Olympics is an honour, but to carry your country’s flag at the Olympics is an unforgettable experience.”

    The 35-year-old is also a professional sprinter, competing primarily in the United States and also teaching Physical Education.

    According to the TTOC, representing T&T in Beijing are:

    • Athletes: Axel Brown (Pilot), Andre Marcano (Brakeman) and Mikel Thomas (Alternate)
    • Chef de Mission: Lovie Santana
    • COVID-19 Liaison Officer: Rheeza Grant
    • Support Staff: Thomas Harris and Lewis Prentice

    The last time T&T took part in a Winter Games was in Salt Lake City in 2002 when the country’s then bobsledders competed in a two-man and three-man competition.