Women proudly bear their flags
Updated: July 27, 2012, 9:52 PM ETBy espnW
Fencer Mariel Zagunis of the United States was among several women to carry their country's flag during Friday's opening ceremony. A look at five others who had the honor for the 2012 London Games.
Alex Livesey/Getty ImagesTennis star Maria Sharapova, who missed the 2008 Olympics because of injury, led the Russian contingent into the stadium during Friday's opening ceremony for the London Games.
AP Photo/Mark HumphreyDana Abdul Razak, a sprinter who will compete in the 100 meters, carried the flag for Iraq.
AP Photo/Mark HumphreyMexico's Maria del Rosario Espinoza won gold in taekwondo at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
AP Photo/Mark HumphreyJapan flag bearer Saori Yoshida will try for a third straight gold in women's freestyle wrestling.
Alex Livesey/Getty ImagesGerman field hockey star Natascha Keller is competing in her fifth Summer Olympics.