Jérémy Chartier selected as Team Canada’s Flag Bearer for Buenos Aires 2018

Jérémy Chartier will lead Team Canada into the Youth Olympic Games, as the nation’s Opening Ceremony flag bearer at Buenos Aires 2018.

In just a few days the third Summer Youth Olympic Games will bring together talented young athletes aged 15 to 18 from over 200 countries around the world. Beginning on October 6th, 4,000 athletes will compete across 32 sports and 36 disciplines including 72 Canadian stars.

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Youth Olympian Jérémy Chartier at the World Age Group Competition in 2015

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Jérémy Chartier will become the second consecutive trampolinist to lead Team Canada into Summer Olympic Games, following the footsteps of two-time Olympic champion Rosie MacLennan at Rio 2016.

Chartier started competing in gymnastics at the young age of 10 years old. “The first time I became World Champion in my category, in Denmark, then and there, I knew that I could become more and that I wanted to represent my country at the fullest of my extent” Jérémy Chartier told Olympic.ca. There will be a total of 4 Canadian athletes representing Team Canada’s Gymnastics team at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.

Jérémy Chartier (Middle) wins 1st Individual Trampoline in the 2017 FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Age Group Competitions in Sofia, BUL. (GCG Photo: Graham Dodd)

Chartier suffered a broken fibula 2 months before the 2017 World Age Group Competition in Sofia, Bulgaria which was his first competition in 7 months. He ended with a win in 1st Individual Trampoline (15-16 Age Group) as well as 1st Individual Trampoline (Junior) at the Flower Cup 2017 in Aalsmeer, Netherlands. He has been the top Junior male athlete in the world for the last four years, including winning the Canadian Junior Championships and the Junior Pan Am Championships in 2018.

Several Team Canada athletes, got their first Games experience at a Youth Olympic Games, including Rio 2016 Olympians Philippe Gagné, Charity Williams, Hannah Darling and Dori Yeats to name a few.