Published On: Sun, Aug 21st, 2016

De Grasse's coach: Dunfee should be Canada's closing ceremony flag bearer

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If it were up to Andre De Grasse’s coach, the Canadian flag bearer at the closing ceremony wouldn’t be his breakout track star.

Stuart McMillan, who’s helped turn De Grasse into a three-time medalist in his Olympic debut at 21 years old, says the honor should go to race walker Evan Dunfee.

Dunfee was awarded the bronze medal in the 50 km walk following an appeal, but that ruling was overturned on a counter-appeal by Japan’s Hirooki Arai, and Dunfee elected not to file another protest.

Related: Canada’s Dunfee accepts 4th-place ruling: ‘I will sleep soundly tonight’

De Grasse won bronze in the 100m dash, silver in the 200m and another bronze anchoring Canada’s 4x100m relay team, which was elevated to the podium Friday night thanks to a U.S. disqualification.

Canadian swimmer Penny Oleksiak, meanwhile, won a gold, a silver and two bronze medals in her Olympic debut at 16 years old.

The Rio 2016 closing ceremony is scheduled for Sunday night at 7 p.m. ET.

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