Field hockey player Pedro Ibarra will carry the flag of the Argentine delegation at the closing ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
“It is a huge satisfaction. It is a golden tantrum to close my career. Argentina is a country with excellent athletes and surely there will be other athletes and surely in the next Olympic Games there will be other stars and other references that will lead the way.
The Los Leones captain announced his retirement from the team following the elimination of Los Leones from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, who lost 3-1 to Germany in the quarterfinals.
The Olympic champion had declared at the end of his last match with the light blue and white jersey: “I don’t have much more to give”, when talking about the end of his career with the Argentine team. “Sport gave me so much more than I ever dreamed of.”