Gate carries flag in closing ceremony

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History-making cyclist Aaron Gate has carried the New Zealand flag at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games closing ceremony.

Gate won four gold medals, becoming the first ever New Zealander to win four golds at a single Games.

He was on top of the podium in the 4000m Individual Pursuit, 4000m Team Pursuit, Points Race and the Road Race. He also placed 4th in the time trial.

New Zealand team chef de mission Nigel Avery said Gate was a fantastic leader of the team.

Gate, who also competed at the Delhi 2010 and Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games as well as the Tokyo and Rio Olympic Games, follows in the footsteps of Joelle King and Tom Walsh who carried the flag at the Opening Ceremony.

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