Shooter Susan Nattrass, who has competed at six Olympic Games, has been revealed as Canada's Flagbearer for the Opening Ceremony of Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park in Glasogw on July 23.
The 63-year-old seven-time trap shooting world champion, who competed in her first Olympics at Montreal 1976 and her last at Beijing 2008, has previously been a Flagbearer for her nation at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro.
"I'm ecstatic," said Nattrass, winner of the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's top athlete in 1981.
"It is such a tremendous honour to have been selected as Canada's Flagbearer.
"I love the Commonwealth Games and will do my best to be worthy of this exceptional group of athletes that we have on our team."
In addition to her Olympic feats, Nattrass enjoyed much success at the Commonwealth Games, winning multiple medals as well, as successfully lobbying to have women's shotgun events included at Manchester 2002.
Similarly, she campaigned for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to include women's trap and skeet events at the Olympics after they were barred following Barcelona 1992, and the events were eventually added at Sydney 2000.
Nattrass is also a member of Canada's Sport Hall of Fame and an Officer of the Order of Canada.
"Susan has that rare quality of being both a pioneer in her sport, while still being a competitive, world-class athlete," said Canada's Chef de Mission and multiple Paralympic champion Chantal Petitclerc.
"She will be an inspiration to all of us in Glasgow."
Canada is planning to send a squad of more than 260 athletes to Glasgow 2014, which is due to take place from July 23 to August 3.
The nation finished fourth with 75 medals, including 26 golds, on the overall medal table at Delhi 2010 behind leaders Australia, India and England.
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