Erin Hamlin selected to be opening ceremony flag bearer

Remsen’s Erin Hamlin has been selected as the Team USA flag bearer for the 2018 Winter Olympic Opening Ceremony.

Posted: Feb 7, 2018 8:19 PM
Updated: Feb 9, 2018 8:41 AM

PYEONGCHANG – Remsen’s Erin Hamlin has been selected as the Team USA flag bearer for the 2018 Winter Olympic Opening Ceremony.

The Olympic Committee made the announcement Wednesday evening.

Hamlin is Four-time Olympian and Olympic bronze medalist. She will become the fourth luger to serve as U.S. flag bearer, and the first since 2010.

“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,” Hamlin said to TeamUSA.org. “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 women’s luge competition will get underway on Feb. 12, when Hamlin will look to add another medal to her collection.

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