Emma Spence chosen as Canada's flag-bearer at Youth Olympics closing ceremony

15-year-old Emma Spence, from Dynamo Gymnastics in Cambridge, Ontario leads 72 Canadian athletes from 20 sports into the Youth Olympic Village beginning Thursday at 6:20 p.m. ET. Spence won Canada’s first-ever Youth Olympic medal and first Olympic medal for a Canadian women’s artistic gymnastics competitor with a bronze on vault. Competing over four days of qualifications followed by three days of finals, she finished eleventh in both the multidiscipline team event and uneven bars, tenth all around, eighth on balance beam, and fifth on floor exercise.

“Emma reflects everything that the Youth Olympic Games represent and we are so incredibly proud to have her carry Canada’s flag at the closing ceremony in Buenos Aires.”

Tricia Smith, Canadian Olympic Committee president