‘Let the games begin’ as golfers march past the Olympic arena
The 31st Olympiad was declared open in Rio de Janeiro after an awe-inspiring opening ceremony at the Maracana football stadium. All 207 countries and for the first time, a Refugee team walked at the traditional Parade of Nations. As part of the tradition, Greece was first to march forward followed by other countries in alphabetical order in the Portuguese language.
As golf makes it return to Olympics after a century-long wait (Read more), take a glimpse of golfers marching with their country contingent at the opening ceremony of the RIO Olympics at the Maracana football stadium.
- Siddikur Rahman from Bangladesh.
Siddikur Rahman made his whole country proud as he leads the Bangladesh contingent at the parade of nations in the opening ceremony (Read more).
- Fabián Gómez from Argentina.
Fabián’s win at the Sony Open in Hawaii virtually guaranteed that he will wear Argentina’s colors in the Olympics when golf is played in the Games for the first time since 1904 in St. Louis.
- Danny Chia from Malaysia.
It could be Malaysia’s best shot at Olympic gold dream with it’s golfing duo Danny Chia and Gavin Kyle Green strolling along women’s Michelle Koh and Kelly Tan.
- Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose pose before the parade of nations at the Opening Ceremony.
- Joost Luiten from Netherlands.
The world no. 65 made clear his way to represent Netherlands at the RIO 2016.
- Bubba Watson from America.
The great Bubba Watson didn’t withdraw from the Olympics like his fellow golfers, and seems to be pretty excited as he flaunts his Olympic outfit.
- Sergio Garcia from Spain.
Sergio tweets before the beginning of opening ceremony:
— Sergio Garcia (@TheSergioGarcia) August 5, 2016
- Anirban Lahiri from India.
The duo of Anirban Lahiri and SSP Chawrasia will be representing India at the RIO Olympic games 2016.
Anirban too expressed his Zeal through Tweets.
— Anirban Lahiri (@anirbangolf) August 5, 2016
Golfoy hopes that Golf will rise and shine at the Olympics at would expand its roots to more countries.