22. July 2016  
Ottawa, CAN  

MacLennan to lead Team Canada as flag bearer at Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony

“Beyond my wildest dreams.”
That’s how Rosannagh "Rosie" MACLENNAN described being named the flag bearer for Canada to the Olympic Games at Rio de Janeiro 2016. The trampoline gold medallist from London 2012 knows a thing or two about dreams coming true. At the North Greenwich Arena (commonly known as O2 Arena) in the English capital four years ago MacLennan took on the world, and more specifically, the dominant Chinese gymnasts in trampoline, and won to secure Canada’s lone Olympic gold medal in London. That accomplishment put her on the shortlist for flag bearer before it was a matter of waiting to learn. She won’t be alone when she leads the parade of Canadian athletes into the world-renowned Maracana Stadium on August 5. Team Canada will be more than 300 Olympians strong in Brazil, with most of the athletes taking part in the Opening Ceremony.