Tokyo Paralympics: Ellie Simmonds and John Stubbs to hold GB flag

Archer John Stubbs (left) and swimmer Ellie Simmonds (right)

Stubbs (left) and Simmonds (right) both made their Games debut at Beijing 2008
Venue: Tokyo, Japan Dates: 24 August-5 September Time in Tokyo: BST +8
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Swimmer Ellie Simmonds and archer John Stubbs will carry the Great Britain flag at Tuesday’s Tokyo Paralympics opening ceremony.

Both athletes will be competing in their fourth Games in Japan.

Simmonds, 26, will be the first woman to carry the flag for GB at a summer Games since fellow swimmer Maggie McEleny in 2000.

Stubbs, 56, is the oldest member of the GB team and will be the first archer to fulfil the role in recent history.

“I’m hugely honoured to carry the flag on behalf of all the athletes, support staff and for the entire nation back home,” said Simmonds, who has won eight Paralympic medals, including four golds, since making her debut at Beijing 2008 aged 13.

“To go the Paralympic Games and be given the opportunity to do that is just amazing.

“This will be my first…