Sunday July 26th, Toronto, Canada– Pan Am Silver Medallist in the 110metre hurdles, Mikel Thomas will carry the Trinidad and Tobago flag at tonight’s closing ceremony. The ceremony will feature hip-hop artist Kanye West, rapper PitBull and Canadian singer Serena Ryder. Ryder will be performing the catchy official song for the 2015 Pan American Games, “Together We Are One.”
Upon learning that he would carry the Trinidad and Tobago flag at the ceremony, Thomas said, “It would be an honour.” He later tweeted, “Blessings keep flowing. Over joyed to announce I will have the honour of being our flag bearer at tonight’s closing ceremony. So Grateful.”
Speaking of Thomas’s selection, Chef de Mission for Trinidad and Tobago Diane Henderson said, “We are thrilled with his performance at the Games. It displayed discipline, dedication and determination. His performance will serve as an inspiration to many to persevere with their sport.”
The ceremony will feature fireworks, 500 costumes made from 3,000 yards of fabric, with 510 volunteers making up the show's cast, 150 broadcast cameras and 300 lights. The game will also be formally handed over to Lima, Peru, which will host the next Pan Am Games in 2019.
Trinidad and Tobago ended this year’s Pan Am Games ranked 15th with eight medals (3 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze). It is our highest ever medal haul at a Pan American Games, surpassing the previous record of seven medals.
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