Göteborgare fanbärare på OS – för Eritrea

Eritreas fanbärare Efrem Ghirmai vid invigningen av OS i Tokyo.
Eritreas fanbärare Efrem Ghirmai vid invigningen av OS i Tokyo. Foto: Björn Larsson Rosvall/TT

Göteborgaren Efrem Ghirmai studerar till vardags till sjökapten på Chalmers. Men vid OS-invigningen i Tokyo hade han en helt annan roll – nämligen som fanbärare för Eritrea.

Tillsammans med Eritreas OS-trupp klev han in på Olympiastadion i Tokyo i ljusblå dräkt, och med den eritreanska flaggan i händerna.

– Jag känner mig väldigt ärad över att få göra det här, sade Efrem Ghirmai till Göteborgs-Posten inför invigningen

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