Shooting star Skinner to lead Uniroos in Gwangju

Trap shooter and defending World University Games champion Catherine Skinner will lead the Uniroos into the opening ceremony in Gwangju, Korea, on Friday after being announced as Australian team flagbearer.

Skinner arrived in Gwangju on Tuesday to be told the news of her flag bearer selection, but had to keep the news a secret for an extra 40 hours following the postponement of the Australian village flag raising ceremony due to heavy rain.

“We have a fantastic team of athletes here so it was quite an honour to be picked out,” Skinner said.

“I’m so excited for the opening, I’ve never been to one. I’ve been to plenty of closings but not the opening. Our official practice day is the following day and I’m sure I’ll be a little bit tired after the high of the opening, but it will be fun.”

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