Thrilled to share and celebrate Gayle de Miranda's groundbreaking announcement! 🎉 Being named the flag bearer for the opening ceremony, amidst 10K athletes in a stadium inaugurated by Prime Minister Modi, marks an unforgettable moment in India's sports history.
Kudos to Goa for championing equality with a balanced gender representation and ensuring female coaches for women rowers. Gayle's commitment to supporting LGBTQ+ rights is commendable and inspiring. 🌈
Coastal rowing is capturing the spotlight at the National Games, a testament to Guin's vision. As LA28 approaches, the excitement is palpable.
And what a joy it is to hear that Ali Hassan, Ibtissem Tremache, and the incredibly talented Hela Belhadj may join the festivities. Gayle's gratitude towards my playbook touches my heart, but it's her resilience and spirit that truly make the difference.
Title IX's significance cannot be overstated, and Gayle's dedication to ensuring its essence reaches all is remarkable.
So proud to witness sport becoming a force for positive change, with India leading the way in embracing Olympic values.
Cheers to you, Gayle, and here's to many more milestones! 🚣♀️❤️
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Official blog of author, athlete, and IOC official, Ms. Anita DeFrantz.