Du måste aktivera javascript för att sverigesradio.se ska fungera korrekt och för att kunna lyssna på ljud. Har du problem med vår sajt så finns hjälp på http://kundo.se/org/sverigesradio/
Olympics opening ceremony

Show jumper Bengtsson to carry Swedish flag

Published fredag 27 juli 2012 kl 08.49
Rolf-Göran Bengtsson with his silver medal from the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Photo: Kin Cheung

Horseback rider Rolf-Göran Bengtsson will be the Swedish athlete to carry the nation's flag in Friday's opening ceremony for the Olympic games in London.

The equestrian athlete won a silver medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. London is his fourth Olympic games.

Bengtsson also won the European championships in show jumping last autumn, and was recently awarded Swedish Sport Radio's prestigious sports personality of the year prize, Jerringpriset.

"He's a fantastic role model, he's been ranked number one in the world. It was an easy choice", said Stefan Lindberg, chairman of the Swedish Olympic Committee.

Other flag bearers at the ceremony will be Jamaica's Usain Bolt and Russia's Maria Sharapova.

Our journalism is based on credibility and impartiality. Swedish Radio is independent and not affiliated to any political, religious, financial, public or private interests.
Har du frågor eller förslag gällande våra webbtjänster?

Kontakta gärna Sveriges Radios supportforum där vi besvarar dina frågor vardagar kl. 9-17.

Du hittar dina sparade avsnitt i menyn under "Min lista".