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Long jumper Tyrone Smith carried the Bermuda flag as he led the island's athletes during the opening ceremony for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro last night.

Our hopefuls wore red Bermuda shorts as they waved to the crowds, with commentators mentioning our only medallist, Clarence Hill.

Shelley Pearson and Julian Fletcher will be the first members of Team Bermuda to compete against the world's best, competing in the rowing and 100m breaststroke respectively.

Going for gold: Tyrone Smith flies the Bermuda flag as he leads our athletes at last night's opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro (Photograph by Michael Sohn/AP)
Team Bermuda: our athletes wore red Bermuda shorts as they greeted the crowds at the Olympic Games opening ceremony last night (Photograph by Matt Slocum/AP)
National pride: long jumper Tyrone Smith proudly carries the Bermuda flag during the opening ceremony for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro last night (Photograph by David Goldman/AP)

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Published August 06, 2016 at 9:00 am (Updated August 06, 2016 at 12:55 am)

Let the Games begin

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