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Lei Sheng to be China's flag-bearer at Rio Olympics

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Olympic fencing champion Lei Sheng has been named China's flag-bearer at the Rio Olympic Games opening ceremony. 32-year-old Lei became China's first male foil Olympic champion four years ago in London. The fencer was also twice a world team titlist, reports Xinhua.

China's flag-bearers since the 1984 summer Olympic Games have been basketball players. Former NBA star Yi Jianlian was picked to carry the flag in London.