Badminton champion Zhang Ning carries Chinese flag at closing ceremony

  2008-08-24 12:19:53 GMT    2008-08-24 20:19:53 (Beijing Time)    Xinhua

    BEIJING, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- Double Olympic badminton gold medalist Zhang Ning carried the flag of the Chinese delegation at the closing ceremony of the Beijing Games on Sunday.

    Zhang, 33, defeated fellow Chinese and world number one Xie Xingfang last Saturday to successfully defend the women's singles title she won in Athens four years ago.

    Zhang becomes the oldest woman to win the Olympic title in the sport.