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Canada's Commonwealth Games flag-bearer to be revealed

The 2014 Commonwealth Games begin July 23 in Glagow, Scotland, and the Canadian team is ready to announce its choice for the flag bearer at the opening ceremony. Check out the top candidates and make your pick.

Check out the top candidates, vote for your favourite

Long-distance swimmer Ryan Cochrane is a two-time Olympic medallist and has reached the podium six times at the world championships. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The 2014 Commonwealth Games begin July 23 in Glasgow, Scotland, and the Canadian team is ready to announce its choice for the country's flag-bearer at the opening ceremony.

The announcement will be made on Thursday at 2 p.m. ET on CBC News Network, but in the meantime we're interested in knowing which athlete you'd select.

Here are some worthy candidates, presented in alphabetical order.

Vote for your favourite in the poll at the bottom of this page.

Jennifer Abel (diving)

  • 2012 Olympic bronze medallist in 3m synchro event (with former teammate Emilie Heymans).
  • Bronze medallist at 2013 world championships (with current teammate Pamela Ware).
  • 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist in 1m solo and 3m synchro (with  Heymans), silver medallist in solo 3m.

Meaghan Benfeito & Roseline Filion (diving)

  • 2012 Olympic bronze medallists in 10m synchro.
  • Silver medallists at 2013 world championships.

Ryan Cochrane (swimming)

  • 2012 Olympic silver medallist in 1,500m freestyle.
  • 2008 Olympic bronze medallist in 1,500m freestyle.
  • 6-time world championship medallist.
  • 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist in 400m freestyle, 1,500m freestyle.

Derek Drouin (high jump)

  • 2012 Olympic bronze medallist.
  • Bronze medallist at 2013 world championships.
  • Raised own Canadian record to 2.40m this season.

Susan Nattrass (shooting)

  • 6-time Olympian (1976, 1988, 1992, 2000, 2004, 2008).
  • 7-time world champion in trap shooting.
  • Won Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's top athlete in 1981.

Brianne Theisen-Eaton (heptathlon)

  • Silver medallist at 2013 world championships.
  • Set Canadian record this season at prestigious IAAF Hypo Meeting.

Damian Warner (decathlon)

  • Bronze medallist at 2013 world championships.

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