Rower Simona Radis declared on Friday that she felt proud to represent the country and to wear Romania's flag during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, alongside swimmer Robert Glinta.
"I am proud today for being able to represent the country and to wear Romania's flag. It was a special moment. I was really nervous, but at the same time I felt strong. And not just because of the fact that I wore the flag, but rather because there were many strong people behind me. Our nation is strong and together with all athletes that are taking part in the Olympic Games we will do all that we can to raise the flag to the highest peak," Radis said, during a video clip sent to AGERPRES by the Romanian Rowing Federation.
Simona Radis, 22 years old, was Romania's flagbearer during the Olympic Games opening ceremony, instead of Madalina Beres, the last minute change being made because of a change in the schedule of the 8+1 women's event, as a result of Tokyo's unfavorable weather, agerpres.ro confirms.
Simona Radis, component of the women's double sculls crew, competed on Friday morning in the qualifiers, and accessed to the semifinals.
Romania's lot for the Tokyo Olympic Games counts for 101 athletes - 46 women, 55 male - for 17 sporting disciplines.
Romania's representatives will compete in swimming, track and field, rowing, soccer, artistic gymnastics, 3x3 basketball, wrestling, target shooting, canoeing, table tennis, fencing, triathlon, judo, archery and tennis.