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Natalya Coyle Named As Ireland’s Flag Bearer For Olympics Closing Ceremony

Natalya Coyle Stock image: Rolling News

It follows her heartbreak in the Modern Pentathlon

Natalya Coyle has been named as Ireland’s flag bearer for the closing ceremony of the 2020 Olympic Games.

It follows the Meathwoman’s heartbreak in the Modern Pentathlon.

The 30-year-old was in contention for a medal in the latter stages of the competition, but had to settle for a 24th place finish due to an uncooperative horse.

Her mount Constantin refused to jump multiple times in what proved a costly show-jumping event.

Speaking about the announcement, Coyle said, “I’m still a bit shocked by it all and overwhelmed by it all. It’s an incredible honour to be able to walk the team out to the Closing Ceremony and to carry the flag. It is really going to cap a good end to my Games, which is something that I’m delighted about. I think it’s going to be pretty overwhelming; it’s going to be amazing, and I’m really looking forward to it now. I just can’t put into words, to be nominated and to accept it, it’s a highlight for me.

The Closing Ceremony takes place in the Olympic Stadium on Sunday, August 8th at 12 noon (Irish time).

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