Olympics-Japan selects basketball player Hachimura, wrestler Susaki as flagbearers

TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan has selected basketball player Rui Hachimura and wrestler Yui Susaki as joint flagbearers for the Tokyo Olympics, organisers said on Monday, placing representatives of a younger, more diverse generation of Japanese at the head of its national team. Hachimura, 23, was raised in Japan as the child of a Japanese mother and Beninese father and plays for the NBA's Washington Wizards. He joins female wrestling medal hope Susaki, 22, as flagbearers leading the host nation's team at the opening ceremony on July 23, the Japanese Olympic Committee announced.

Source: sports.yahoo.com

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