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Pole vaulter Obiena, judo's Watanabe named Olympic flagbearers

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Pole vaulter Obiena, judo's Watanabe named Olympic flagbearers
EJ Obiena and Kiyomi Watanabe

MANILA, Philippines – EJ Obiena of pole vault and judoka Kiyomi Watanabe will be carrying the Philippine flag during the opening ceremony of the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan later this month.

This was announced Thursday by Philippine Olympic Committee president Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino, who also said that only a limited number of persons per delegation will be allowed in the parade as part of safety measures against COVID-19.

The Philippines will field a total of 19 athletes to the latest edition of the quadrennial sports event, which will run from July 23 to August 8.

2021 TOKYO OLYMPICS EJ OBIENA KIYOMI WATANABE
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