Jeremy Chartier to be the Canadian flag bearer at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games opening ceremonies

2018 Youth Olympic Games (Wikimedia Commons)

Jeremy Chartier of Montreal, Quebec will be the flag bearer for Canada in the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, which starts Saturday from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Chartier competes in men’s trampoline.

It was a breakout season for Chartier in 2017, as he won the gold medal in the junior men’s division at the Flower Cup in Aalsmeer, Netherlands and was first in the men’s 15-16 age group division at the 2017 World Age Group Trampoline competition in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Team Canada will be sending 72 athletes at the Youth Olympic Games, which will go from October 6-18. Athletes will participate in the sports of archery, athletics, badminton, beach volleyball, boxing, dance sport, diving, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, judo, rowing, rugby, shooting, sport climbing, swimming, taekwondo, triathlon and wrestling. Athletes are between the ages of 15 and 18 years old.

This will be the third Youth Olympic Games for athletes participating in summer sports. At the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, Canada won 12 medals (three gold medals, one silver medal and eight bronze medals) and at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, Canada won four silver medals and three bronze medals for seven medals overall. The Canadian gold medalists at the Youth Olympic Games eight years ago were swimmers Tera van Beilen of Mississauga, Ontario (women’s 100 metre breaststroke swimming), Rachel Nichol of Regina, Saskatchewan (women’s 50 metre breaststroke) and wrestler Dorothy Yeats of Montreal, Quebec (women’s 70 kilogram freestyle wrestling).


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