Mexico does it as a flag bearer

The Mexican Madrazo competes in the fund and has trained with the Tongan Taufatofua who in 2016 was in Rio in taekwondo

He started skiing at 42 in February 2017. Now that he is 43 years old, he is at the PyeongChang Olympics to represent his country, Mexico, in cross-country skiing and at the opening ceremony as a standard-bearer. The story of German Madrazo is incredible.
The 43-year-old approached cross-country skiing after reading an article about Roberto Carcelen, the first Peruvian to participate in a winter Olympics in the 15 km in Vancouver in 2010 and in Sochi in 2014.
He then made a fundamental alliance with two others ” beginners “: the Chilean Yonathan Fernandez, the first cross-country skier of his country at the Winter Games; and Pita Taufatofua, a Polynesian from Tonga in Rio 2016 in taekwondo, and now a cross-countryist at PyeongChang.
Together, the three trained for up to 10 hours a day in Austria at Hittisau: “At the beginning of December 2017 we realized that in order to succeed in an individual sport you have to have a team.” We trained together, we traveled together, we cooked one for the other, it was an emotional experience, “said Madrazo. The unshakable faith in Pita’s own possibilities was fundamental to the Mexican. When the two crossed paths in Poland to collect the points for the Olympic qualification, as told by Madrazo himself, the Polynesian told him: “Fight one more brother one day, until the end”. Since then this has become their catchphrase.
from Mexico to Texas – Although it is unthinkable for an Olympic medal to win, Madrazo can say with certainty that he has won a series of adverse circumstances in life.
In fact in 2011 he decided with his wife to leave his home in Tamaulipas, in northern Mexico, to settle across the border in Texas. Two attacks, including an army, convinced them to leave their homeland for the United States and the small town of McAllen, where they opened a sporting goods store. In addition to entrepreneurial activity, cross-country skiing, and participation in Ironman, Madrazo is also the author of a column in the local newspaper of the Texan town.