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Rachael Grinham, Eddie Ockenden to bear Australian flag at opening ceremony

Birmingham: Veteran squash player Rachael Grinham and three-time hockey gold medallist Eddie Ockenden will jointly carry the flag for Australia at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Birmingham.

Grinham, 45, is an eight-time medallist and is the first squash player in the history of the Games to carry the flag. It is only the second time there have been co-flag bearers for Australia; cycling twins Sal and Remo Sansonetti were the last to jointly carry it in 1978 in Edmonton.

Australian squash veteran Rachael Grinham will be a flag bearer at the opening of the Commonwealth Games.Credit:Jodie Richter

The Queenslander has been synonymous with the sport of squash for two decades, having made her Commonwealth Games debut in 1998 in Kuala Lumpur as a 21-year-old, winning silver with Robyn Cooper in the women’s doubles. She is representing Australia in her sixth games.

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Read more at www.smh.com.au

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