Ellie Enock Co-Fag Bearer for Team Vanuatu meets Australian Governer General David John Hurley (AC, DSC,FTSE) at the Commonwealth Games Opening 28 July 2022. Photo: VPC

A Great moment for Para-athlete Ellie Enock meeting Australian Governor General, David John Hurley (AC, DSC, FTSE) at the opening ceremony of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Enock was one of the three flag bearers for Team Vanuatu yesterday alongside Joe Mahit and Miller Pata as they led the Vanuatu contingent out of the tunnel into Alexander Stadium.

Team Vanuatu were all dressed up with their yellow aelan dresses and shirts as they walked out proudly representing their small island nation. According to BBC Report, Birmingham opened its Commonwealth Games in spectacular style with a captivating, hopeful ceremony at Alexander Stadium.

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai emphasised the importance of education in a surprise appearance while diver Tom Daley made a show of support for LGBTQ+ rights as the baton relay concluded.

But the biggest shock perhaps came when a 10m tall animatronic bull came steaming into the stadium as part of a ceremony that celebrated the multiculturalism of both Birmingham and the Commonwealth.

The Games are officially open, with events beginning yesterday and more than 5,000 athletes representing 72 nations and territories competing in 280 medal events until 8 August.