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Rio 2016: Boxer Paddy Barnes taunts Rory McIlroy with Caroline Wozniacki selfie

Ireland flagbearer Paddy Barnes has cheekily poked fun at Rory McIlroy's absence from the Rio Olympics, posting a selfie with the golfer's former fiancée, Caroline Wozniacki.

Barnes has been among the stronger critics of McIlroy after the former world number one confirmed he would not travel to Brazil, citing fears over the Zika virus and his belief that major championships carry greater importance in golf than the Olympics.

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McIlroy has since been taunted on Twitter by Barnes on several occasions, but the latter — a two-time Olympic bronze medalist — found a new angle after carrying Ireland's flag at Friday's opening ceremony.