Luger Erin Hamlin Named US Flag Bearer for Pyeongchang Opening Ceremony

Luger Erin Hamlin on Wednesday was named flag bearer for Team USA for the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

Hamlin is a four-time Olympian and Olympic bronze medalist. She was chosen by a vote of fellow Team USA members.

“Being named to an Olympic Team is an amazing accomplishment, and making four teams and winning the bronze medal is so much more than I could I have imagined I would accomplish. Now being voted flag bearer is a whole new level,” said Hamlin. “Working hard and earning success is one thing, being acknowledged as a great representative and member of Team USA by fellow athletes – many who I have been inspired by – is above and beyond anything I’ve experienced. It is definitely a privilege and honor to be the one to lead the team and will be a very special moment. I can’t wait to share it with them all!”

The Opening Ceremony will take place Friday, Feb. 9, at Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium.  

Hamlin will become the fourth luger to serve as U.S. flag bearer, and the first since 2010.

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