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Prince Albert has presented the Principality’s six athletes who will compete under the Monegasque colours during the Tokyo Olympic Games coming up later this month.
When the Tokyo Olympic Games kick off on 23rd July, there will be six athletes competing for Monaco – Charlotte Afriat (athletics, 100m), Cédric Bessi (judo, -73kg), Xiaoxin Yang (table tennis), Quentin Antognelli (rowing, single scull), Claudia Verdino (swimming, 100m breaststroke) and Théo Druenne (swimming, 1,500m freestyle) who were presented publicly on Monday evening at the Yacht Club of Monaco by Prince Albert II.
Xiaoxin Yang, one of the best table tennis players in the world, was named flag bearer for the Monegasque team, made up of three men and three women.
In presenting the athletes, Prince Albert said: “Inspired by the Olympic ideal, our delegation will reveal its value through its performance and its state of mind. I wish our athletes all the best in achieving their goals and living an unforgettable Olympic experience.”
Since 1920, the Principality of Monaco has had 110 athletes competing in 12 disciplines at 20 Summer Games.
Photo left to right: Charlotte Afriat (athletics, 100m), Cédric Bessi (judo, -73kg), Xiaoxin Yang (table tennis), Quentin Antognelli (rowing, single scull), Claudia Verdino (swimming, 100m breaststroke) and Théo Druenne (swimming, 1500m freestyle). Photos: Eric Mathon / Prince’s Palace.
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