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Israel selects its Tokyo Olympic flag bearers

Swimmer Yaakov Toumarkin and triple jumper Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko
will serve as Israel's flag bearers at the Tokyo Olympics. (Israel Olympic Committee)
Swimmer Yaakov Toumarkin and triple jumper Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko will serve as Israel's flag bearers at the Tokyo Olympics. (Israel Olympic Committee)

The Israel Olympic Committee selects swimmer Yaakov Toumarkin and triple jumper Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko to be Israel’s flag bearers at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on July 23.

“From the moment I arrived in Israel in 2012 I feel completely Israeli,” says Knyazyeva-Minenko, a native of Ukraine. “This great honor symbolizes the appreciation and respect that I feel from Israel.”

This is the third Olympic games for both Knyazyeva-Minenko and for Toumarkin, a native of Russia.

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