Commonwealth Games: Rhythmic gymnast Francesca Jones has been named as the flag bearer for Team Wales at the opening ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Last Updated: 22/07/14 3:47pm

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Team Wales: Francesca Jones will carry the Welsh flag at Commonwealth Games.

Team Wales: Francesca Jones will carry the Welsh flag at Commonwealth Games.

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Rhythmic gymnast Francesca Jones has been named as the flag bearer for Team Wales at Wednesday's opening ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The 23-year-old from Cardiff is set to compete in her third Commonwealth Games, having first represented Wales in Melbourne eight years ago and won silver medal in the hoop at Delhi 2010.

Jones, who trains at the Llanelli Rhythmic Academy, is a six-time British champion and took part for Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics.

Team Wales chef de mission Brian Davies said: "We are delighted to announce Frankie Jones as our Team Wales flag bearer for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

"Frankie is a perfect choice having won a silver medal in Delhi, competed at the London 2012 Olympic Games and now aiming for another medal in Glasgow.

"This will be Frankie's third, and final, Commonwealth Games which is a huge achievement in a sport dominated by young talent.

"There is no doubt the whole sport in Wales has grown off the back of her personal success and without her we would not have had such a thriving gymnastics team here in Glasgow.

"She is also a superb role model and we wish her all the best for the Games."

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