March 6 - Great Britain and New Zealand have gone in opposite directions for their Paralympic flagbearer picks, with a 15-year-old and a Games veteran chosen.
Britain's youngest Paraylmpic athlete in Sochi, Millie Knight, will hold the Union Flag aloft as the team enter the Fisht Olympic Stadium during tomorrow's Opening Ceremony.
The Alpine skier, who will compete with guide Rachael Ferrier, was picked for the team on the day she turned 15.
"This is the best feeling ever!" said an ecstatic Knight on being selected as flagbearer.
"I'm so excited, I can't wait to carry the flag at the Opening Ceremony and I'm honoured to be out there representing ParalympicsGB alongside all of the other nations.
"This was such a surprise but I'll try and make the team proud."
Meanwhile, New Zealand have given the honour of flagbearer to 26-year-old Alpine skier Adam Hall.
With two Paralympics behind his belt in Turin 2006 and Vancouver 2010 - the latter seeing him win gold in the standing slalom - Hall says leading his team out during the athletes' parade is a dream come true.
"You dream of being the flagbearer and maybe, if you are lucky, this happens once in your career as an athlete," he said
"This will be the second time I will carry the flag for the New Zealand and the team here in Sochi and I am humbled and excited about doing it, keep an eye out for a very active flag during the march."
Hall has performed consistently at World Cup meets in the lead-up to Sochi, with seven podium spots this season.
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