Four-time Olympic medalist Julie Chu will carry the flag in the closing ceremony of the Sochi Olympics, according to the Bleacher Report.
Chu is the forward on Team USA’s women’s hockey team and has won three silvers and a bronze.
The announcement from the US Olympic Committee was made just one day after Team USA lost to its nemesis Team Canada in a 3-2 overtime defeat.
Chu also won the silver with Team USA in 2002 and 2010 and the bronze in 2006.
She is the first Asian American to make Team USA’s women’s hockey team and the first Asian American ever to be a flag bearer for the United States at the Olympics.
“She just brings experience,” said U.S. coach Katey Stone, who was also Chu’s coach at Harvard. “She’s in the right place at the right time, ready to make plays. She over communicates with her teammates. She helps them stay calmer on so many levels. She’s a caring soul. We wouldn’t be here without her.”
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