Philippines chooses official flag-bearer in Asian Games
Updated: 2006-10-18 14:21 Filipino bowler Paeng
Nepomuceno was unanimously chosen by the Philippine Olympic Committee executive
committee as official flag-bearer of the Philippine delegation to the upcoming
15th Asian Games in Doha, Qatar.
The 49-year-old Nepomuceno, the only bowler to win the World Cup four times,
was chosen for his exemplary performance in the sport and the respect he
commands among his fellow athletes, The Philippine Star reported on Wednesday.
It will be the second time that the left-handed bowler will carry the flag in
the opening ceremony of the Asian Games, the first being in Hiroshima, Japan in
Nepomuceno said it is such an honor being chosen the flag bearer.
"It's a big honor for me. Being the flag bearer in the Asian Games is a big
responsibility. So I hope to give my best in Doha," said Nepomuceno.
Nepomuceno, who won the Asian Games gold medal in men's doubles in Busan in
2002 along with RJ Bautista, will lead the Philippine contingent composed of 267
athletes and close to a hundred officials in the opening ceremony.