03 October 2010
One of New Zealand’s favourite athletes has been chosen to carry the flag at the Delhi Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony. An overwhelmed van Dyk accepted the offer to carry the flag this evening at a ceremony welcoming the team to India. Irene was chosen for her both her personal qualities and sporting achievements. Chef de Mission Dave Currie told her team mates that Irene had those characteristics that New Zealanders were most proud of. “Its grit, determination and resourcefulness,” said Currie.