Road To The Olympic Games

Youth Olympics

Gymnast Emma Spence chosen as Canada's flag-bearer at Youth Olympics closing ceremony

Gymnast Emma Spence was named Team Canada’s flag-bearer for the 2018 Youth Olympics closing ceremony in Buenos Aires, the Canadian Olympic committee announced on Thursday.

Cambridge, Ont., native won bronze in women’s vault

Canada’s Emma Spence will lead 72 athletes into the Youth Olympic Village. (Emma Submitted by Handout image via OIS/IOC)

Gymnast Emma Spence was named Team Canada's flag-bearer for the 2018 Youth Olympics closing ceremony in Buenos Aires, the Canadian Olympic committee announced on Thursday.

The Cambridge, Ont., native will lead 72 Canadian athletes from 20 sports into the Youth Olympic Village beginning Thursday at 6:20 p.m. ET.

"Emma reflects everything that the Youth Olympic Games represent and we are so incredibly proud to have her carry Canada's flag at the closing ceremony in Buenos Aires," Canadian Olympic Committee president Tricia Smith said in a statement. "Congratulations to all of the athletes, coaches, our chef de mission Bruny Surin, and all the Mission Team staff for a tremendous Games.

"Our country is in great shape with the next generation of Olympians."

Canada won a total of 11 medals at the Games, including gold by Brian Yang in badminton.

Catch up on all the action as the world's best youth athletes compete in Buenos Aires. 59:59

"Seeing the successes of the next generation of Canadian Olympians first hand fills me with hope for the future of the Canadian sport community. I look forward to all of their future successes representing Canada," Team Canada chef de mission Bruny Surin said.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.