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EMMANUEL MATADI WILL CARRY LIBERIAN FLAG

Liberia’s 100 and 200 meter representative, Emmanuel Matadi, will carry the Lonestar Banner into Rio’s Olympic Stadium. This makes him the 11th Liberian to have this honor. Eleven is a significant number for Liberia. The flag has 11 stripes and Liberia’s Declaration of Independence has 11 signatures. Cheers to our 11th flag bearer. Congrats Matadi!

 

Matadi track
Image from Instagram @Matadi 

 

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LIVE TWEETING TONIGHT’S OPENING CEREMONY

The Olympic torch is in Rio and we are hours away from the opening ceremony. Watch the athletes parade into the Olympic Stadium tonight online.  Follow @libolympicblog on Twitter for live tweets. Until then, check out our favorite clips of Liberians carrying the flag.

TEAM LIB: ADDING FIRE TO THE FLAME

Earlier this month Emmanuel Matadi won the men’s 200m African Championship bronze medal. Five years before that, Jangy Addy won the men’s Decathlon All-Africa Games gold medal and Kou Luogon won the women’s 400m hurdles All-Africa Games bronze medal. These world-class competitors are just three of many Liberian athletes who have shined on the international stage.

Liberians don’t usually hear about these names until the Olympics arrive, but these athletes don’t disappear and reappear every four years.

The Olympic road stretches far beyond the opening and closing ceremonies.

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Liberia’s Results at the 2016 African Senior Championships

DAY 1 OF AFRICAN SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

Liberian female sprinter Ada Udaya placed 3rd in her 100m heat and 4th in her semi-final heat, at the 20th African Senior Championships which began Wed. June 22.

Udaya, along with other global track & field athletes, is fighting to qualify for the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games. The athletes have until July 11 to clench their spot among the 2,005 international track stars who will compete  in Rio.

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