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Elana Meyers Taylor Named Team USA's Closing Ceremony Flag Bearer

The closing ceremony is set to take place on Sunday

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Elana Meyers Taylor will serve as Team USA's flag bearer at the closing ceremony for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee announced Friday.

The 37-year-old bobsledder was originally supposed to carry the flag at the opening ceremony, but she was forced to quarantine after a positive COVID-19 test.

Now, Meyers Taylor will get the chance after a successful Olympic run. She won silver in the women's monobob event and is still competing in the two-woman event, which concludes on Saturday morning.

The announcement came at the exact time when Meyers Taylor crossed the line to finish her first heat run in the two-woman event. Team USA also revealed an emotional video of when she received the news:

Meyers Taylor has won medals at the Olympics in 2010, 2014, 2018 and 2022, collecting three silvers and two bronzes so far. With her bronze-medal win Saturday in the two-woman bobsled, Meyer Taylor the most-decorated Black Winter Olympian athlete in history.

You can watch the closing ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 20, at 7 a.m. ET, or catch it later on Sunday in prime time at 8 p.m. ET.

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