Jessica Thornton named as Closing Ceremony Flag Bearer at Youth Olympics

Sydney teenager, Jessica Thornton has been announced as the Flag Bearer for the Closing Ceremony of the second summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Nanjing, China.

Sydney teenager, Jessica Thornton has been announced as the Flag Bearer for the Closing Ceremony of the second summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Nanjing, China.

Australian Youth Olympic Team Chef de Mission, Susie O’Neill announced the 16-year-old will have the honour of representing Australia at the BK Awards, an event designed to celebrate the ending of the Games for the Australian Team, as well acknowledging some individual efforts both on and off the field.

"I’m very honoured, very excited and can’t wait to walk out into the stadium for the last team event," Thornton said.

"I’m speechless. I can’t describe how happy I am with this whole experience and the competition."

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