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Four-time Olympic luger Hamlin named United States flag bearer

Four-time Olympic luger Hamlin named United States flag bearer

Hamlin will be leading Team USA on Thursday night in South Korea at the opening ceremony. Davis believes that he was more than qualified to be the flag bearer, tweeting that the coin toss was done "dishonorably".

I am an American and when I won the 1000m in 2010 I became the first American to 2-peat in that event. "I can wait until 2022".

Most have focused on the fact that the 31-year-old native of Oneida County has competed in three previous Olympics and in 2014 became the first American to win a medal in the luge competition.

The flag bearer is typically chosen in a vote of the eight usa winter sport federations, which represent biathlon, bobsled and skeleton, curling, figure skating, hockey, luge, ski and snowboarding, and speed skating.

The coin toss, according to the Associated Press, came after a 4-4 tie between Davis and Hamlin.

Hamlin, who's competed in the games four times, was nominated to the spot by other U.S. Olympians, a move which she called "above and beyond anything I've experienced".

Hamlin, the first woman chosen to carry the flag for the US team since 2006, did not respond on social media to Davis.

"The nerves will be flying for sure", Hamlin said. When the final vote stayed deadlocked at 4-4, the committee used a predetermined method of choosing a victor: a coin toss. This is not a gold-medal-or-bust season for USA Luge star Erin Hamlin, who is bidding for a fourth Olympic appearance.

Perhaps its not surprising that Davis will be joined in Pyeongchang by the first two African-American women to make the US speedskating team — Erin Jackson on the big oval and Maame Biney in short track.

The coin toss went in favor of veteran luger Erin Hamlin after the final vote of the eight winter sports federations ended deadlocked at 4-4.

Hamlin gained the selection at a meeting of team representatives from each US winter sports body after she and Davis were tied at four votes each.

Perhaps even more puzzling is why Davis wasnt the overwhelming choice among his fellow USA athletes.


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