RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rebeca Andrade will be the Brazilian flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics. The star gymnast will stay in the Japanese capital until the end of the event and will not return to Brazil with the rest of the artistic gymnastics team on Wednesday. Her coach, Francisco Porath, will also remain in Japan.
The 22-year-old Rebeca charmed Brazil by winning gold in the vault and silver in the general individual competition at the Tokyo Olympics. The charismatic gymnast also competed on the floor exercises, once again musically accompanied by Brazilian "Baile . . .