Ainslie's flag honour

Legendary sailor receives honour as 2012 Games draw to a close

Last Updated: 13/08/12 11:58am

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Ben Ainslie: Has been chosen as the British team's flagbearer

Ben Ainslie: Has been chosen as the British team's flagbearer

Ben Ainslie, the most successful sailor in Olympic history, has been chosen to carry the flag for the British team at Sunday night's closing ceremony.

The 35-year-old won his fourth gold medal at consecutive Games when he triumphed in the Finn class - he also won silver in his first Olympics as a 19-year-old in Atlanta in 1996.

Ainslie, who has said he is unlikely to compete in the Olympics again, was chosen by the British Olympic Association's team leaders to be the flagbearer.

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