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Flag bearer: LAURELL NASH (SWE)

Quotes from Sweden flag bearer Anna LAURELL NASH before the Baku 2015 European Games Closing Ceremony at the Olympic Stadium on Sunday.


On being the flag bearer:

"I'm very honoured to carry the flag and it is going to be an enjoyable evening."

On the Baku 2015 European Games: 

"This competition has been just like the European championships, but just so much bigger. It is comparable to the Olympic Games."

"The organisation has been fantastic and the competition has been tough. It's been very good preparation for Rio (for the 2016 Olympic Games)."

On winning a silver medal in the women's middleweight boxing category:

"This is the first time since my break (from the sport) that I have been happy with my performance. After the London Olympic Games (in 2012) I quit boxing because of some age rules, but they eventually changed the rules."

"A year-and-a-half ago I returned to boxing, but it has been very hard to get back on track and this has been the first time that I have felt that I am back."

GNS nv/tb