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Hamlin to carry U.S. flag at Pyeongchang 2018 Opening Ceremony

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Elias Hubbard | 09 February, 2018, 05:17

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

He even seemed to suggest that race may have played a role in the outcome as he added hastag "BlackHistoryMonth2018" to the end of his tweet. A 4-4 deadlock in the voting led to a coin flip, which resulted in Hamlin winning the right to be flag-bearer.

Th 31-year-old from Remsen, New York, made history four years ago in Sochi when she became the first US athlete ever to win an Olympic singles luge medal by securing bronze.

"To do that and really have that flip everything upside down, I made a decision to continue on the next four years", Hamlin said of the Sochi medal. The two were informed Wednesday night that Hamlin had won.

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

According to the U.S. Olympic Committee, the coin toss was the pre-determined method of choosing a victor in the event of a tie.

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"The nerves will be flying, for sure", said Hamlin, who will be competing in her fourth Winter Games. "And to actually be that person is insane".

Set to possibly take a place on the podium once again in Korea, Hamlin is an inspired choice to carry the flag for Team USA at this year's opening ceremony. "I slide - that's what I do". "That's what I do". Put me at the top of a track, [and] that's my happy place.

The people spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on behalf of Davis.

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