2018 Commonwealth Games Parade of Nations

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During the Parade of Nations at the 2018 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, held on 4 April 2018, 71 athletes bearing the flags of their respective nations led their national delegations as they paraded into Carrara Stadium in the host city of Gold Coast, Australia.

Parade order

Following tradition, the host of the previous games, Scotland enters first, followed by the rest of the European countries competing.[1][2] Following this, all countries parade in alphabetical order from their respective regions. After the European countries enter, countries from Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Caribbean, and lastly Oceania march in.[3] The host nation of Australia enters last. Each nation was preceded by a placard bearer carrying a sign with the country's name.

A total of 39 male athletes carried their nation's flag, while 32 females did the same. Athletics was the most represented sport among the flag bearers, with 24 nations being led by track and field athletes.[4]

Countries and flag bearers

Below is a list of parading countries and their announced flag bearer, in the same order as the parade. This is sortable by country name, flag bearer's name, or flag bearer's sport. Names are given in the form officially designated by the CGF.

Order Nation Flag bearer Sport
1  Scotland Eilidh Doyle[5] Athletics
2  Cyprus Georgios Achilleos[3] Shooting
3  England Alistair Brownlee[6] Triathlon
4  Gibraltar Jonathan Patron[7] Shooting
5  Guernsey Matthew Guille[8] Shooting
6  Isle of Man Jake Kelly[9] Cycling
7  Jersey Dan Halksworth[10] Cycling
8  Malta Gary Giordimaina[11][12] Wrestling
9  Northern Ireland Caroline O’Hanlon[13] Netball
10  Wales Jazz Carlin[14] Swimming
11  Botswana Nijel Amos[3] Athletics
12  Cameroon Clotilde Essiane[3] Boxing
13  Ghana Abdul Omar[15] Boxing
14  Kenya Elijah Manangoi[16] Athletics
15  Lesotho Phetetso Monese[3] Cycling
16  Malawi Joyce Mvula[17] Netball
17  Mauritius Rhikesh Taucoory[3] Table tennis
18  Mozambique Jenito Guezane[3] Athletics
19  Namibia Ananias Shikongo[18] Para athletics
20  Nigeria Blessing Okagbare[19] Athletics
21  Rwanda Salome Nyirarukundo[20] Athletics
22  Seychelles Dylan Sicobo[21] Athletics
23  Sierra Leone Hafsatu Kamara[3] Athletics
24  South Africa Caster Semenya[22] Athletics
25  Swaziland Thabiso Dlamini[3] Boxing
26  The Gambia Ola Buwaro[3] Athletics
27  Uganda Peace Proscovia[23] Netball
28  Tanzania Masoud Mtalaso[3] Table tennis
29  Zambia Kelvin Ndhlovu[24] Squash
30  Belize Alicia Thompson[25] Cycling
31  Bermuda Tyler Smith[26] Triathlon
32  Canada Meaghan Benfeito[27][28] Diving
33  Falkland Islands Graham Didlick[3] Shooting
34  Guyana Troy Doris[3] Athletics
35  Saint Helena Ben Dillon[3] Swimming
36  Bahamas Joanna Evans[3] Swimming
37  Bangladesh Abdullah Hel Baki[29] Shooting
38  Brunei Amaliah Matali[3] Lawn bowls
39  India P. V. Sindhu[30] Badminton
40  Malaysia Muhammad Hakimi Ismail[31] Athletics
41  Pakistan Usman Amjad Rathore[32] Weightlifting
42  Singapore Teo Shun Xie[33] Shooting
43  Sri Lanka Chinthana Vidanage[34] Weightlifting
44  Anguilla Mauriel Carty[3] Athletics
45  Antigua and Barbuda Priscilla Frederick[3] Athletics
46  Barbados Meagan Best[35] Squash
47  British Virgin Islands Kyron McMaster[36] Athletics
48  Cayman Islands Carl Morgan[37] Athletics
49  Dominica Mitchel Davis[3] Athletics
50  Grenada Kurt Felix[3] Athletics
51  Jamaica Alia Atkinson[38] Swimming
52  Montserrat Julius Morris[3] Athletics
53  Saint Lucia Levern Spencer[3] Athletics
54  Saint Kitts and Nevis St Clair Hodge[39] Beach volleyball
55  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Kineke Alexander[3] Athletics
56  Trinidad and Tobago Michelle-Lee Ahye[40] Athletics
57  Turks and Caicos Islands Latoya Rigby[3] Shooting
58  Cook Islands Patricia Taea[41] Athletics
59  Fiji Apolonia Vaivai[42] Weightlifting
60  Kiribati David Katoatau[43] Weightlifting
61  Nauru Itte Detenamo[3] Weightlifting
62  New Zealand Sophie Pascoe[44] Para swimming
63  Niue Pau Blumsky[3] Lawn bowls
64  Norfolk Island Hadyn Evans[45] Lawn bowls
65  Papua New Guinea Vero Nime[46] Para table tennis
66  Samoa Lauititi Lui[47] Weightlifting
67  Solomon Islands Jenly Tegu Wini[48] Weightlifting
68  Tonga Magan Maka[49] Boxing
69  Tuvalu Manuila Raobu[3] Weightlifting
70  Vanuatu Miller Pata[50] Beach volleyball
71  Australia Mark Knowles[51] Hockey

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