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Diver to be flag bearer for Mexico

Updated:2008-06-24

(BEIJING, June 23) -- Diver Paola Espinosa will be the flag bearer for the Mexican delegation to the Beijing Olympic Games, her country's Olympic Committee announced on Monday.

President of the Mexican Olympic Committee Felipe Munoz described Espinosa as a representative of excellent Mexican athletes. In 2007 alone, she grabbed 11 gold medals in international competitions and she is a medal hopeful in Beijing, Xinhua reported Munoz as saying.

Espinosa, born on July 31, 1986, was excited to hear the news. Considering it a great honor, she said her next dream is to be a medal winner at the Beijing Olympics.

Mexico has had 82 athletes qualify for the forthcoming Olympics.

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