Birmingham, England, July 26, 2022: Table tennis player Fathima Jumana Nimal and badminton player Hussein Zayan Shaheed Zaki were named as the flag bearers for Team Maldives for the Opening Ceremony of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games on Thursday, July 28.
The announcement was made at a small ceremony at the Athletes’ Village in Birmingham which was attended by the Maldives Minister of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment, Ahmed Mahloof.
Also present were the President of the Maldives National Olympic Committee and President of the Commonwealth Games Association of Maldives, Mohamed Abdul Sattar, and athletes and officials of the five sports in which Maldives will compete.
The five sports are athletics, badminton, beach volleyball, swimming and table tennis.
The honour was bestowed on the dual flag bearers by Minister Mahloof who congratulated the duo. Both Jumana and Zayan serve as outstanding role models. The table tennis star is participating in her fourth Commonwealth Games while badminton’s Zayan is taking part in his third Commonwealth Games.