Winter Olympics: Chu chosen as US flag-bearer for Sochi closing ceremony
SOCHI (REUTERS) - Julie Chu has been selected to carry the United States flag in Sunday's closing ceremony at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
A member of the women's ice hockey team who won the silver medal, the 31-year-old was given the honour after a vote by other members of the United States squad.
"I'm completely humbled and kind of in shock. I never imagined that this would happen, especially knowing how strong the US delegation is," she said in a statement released by the United States Olympic Committee.
"Our team has so many inspiring athletes who I've gotten a chance to root for. This is special and I don't take it lightly. Thank you for this great honour."