Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Trampolinist Jeremy Chartier Will Lead Canada into Youth Olympic Games

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Trampolinist Jeremy Chartier Will Lead Canada into Youth Olympic Games

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Trampolinist Chartier to carry Canada's flag

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Trampolinist Jeremy Chartier will be Canada's flag-bearer at the opening ceremony for the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The 17-year-old from Montreal will lead a team of 72 Canadian athletes (ages 15-18) into the Buenos Aires Obelisk on Saturday.

Chartier won world age group titles in 2015 and 2017. In 2018, he captured gold medals at the Canadian junior championships and junior Pan American championships.

"It is a great honour to carry my beloved country's flag into this Olympic competition," Chartier said. "Some stress and responsibility come with this gift, but it is with a big smile that I will walk with my companions on Oct. 6, honoured to be behind my flag and proud of our great nation."

Chartier is the second trampolinist in a row to lead Canada into a Summer Games competition, following two-time Olympic champion Rosie MacLennan at Rio 2016. …

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