Snowmobile racer Elana Meyers Taylor, a three-time Olympic medalist and one of the most decorated snowmobile racers in the United States, will be carrying the American flag at an Olympic ceremony.
Two weeks after she missed the chance to carry the US flag during the opening ceremony because she was quarantined after testing positive for coronavirus, Meyers Taylor, 37, was picked up by her US teammates for the same honor in the closing ceremony. on Sunday in Beijing.
“I am honored to be named the flag bearer of the opening ceremony, but after not being able to carry the flag, it was even more humbling to lead the United States at the closing ceremony,” Meyers Taylor said in a statement issued by American. show. Olympic officials.
Meyers Taylor has been selected along with curler John Shuster to carry the flag at the opening ceremony but had to decline after she revealed in an Instagram post that she tested positive for coronavirus shortly after arriving in China.
She was replaced by speed skater Brittany Bowe, the three-time track runner was chosen as her replacement by a vote among her teammates.
Meyers Taylor, 37, recovered in time to compete, and this week she won a silver medal in the inaugural monobob. She now has medals from four consecutive Olympics, adding silver in Pyeongchang in 2018 and Sochi in 2014, and a bronze in Vancouver in 2010. She will compete again on Saturday in two women’s skating events, where she finished in third place behind the first two of four heating.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/17/sports/olympics/elana-meyers-taylor-closing-ceremony.html Elana Meyers Taylor will carry the flag for the United States at the Closing Ceremony