Team USA curler John Shuster and speedskater Brittany Bowe will serve as flag bearers at the Opening Ceremony for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Bowe takes the place of accomplished bobsled star Elana Meyers Taylor, the three-time medalist who revealed a positive COVID-19 test on the eve of the Games.
Bowe, 33, hails from Ocala, Florida, and has a bronze medal in her back pocket, entering the tournament in spectacular form.
The former Division I basketball point guard at Florida Atlantic enters her third Olympics having set a variety of records during her 12-year career.
In his fifth Olympic Games, Shuster will carry the flag for the United States at the 2022 Opening Ceremony.
Shuster is the skip for the U.S. men’s curling team that won the gold medal at the 2018 Games and won bronze in the 2006 Games in Torino.
The 39-year-old Superior, Wisconsin resident is the first curler to serve as American flag bearer.
Meyers Taylor hopes to recover in time to challenge for gold, and recently celebrated the delivery of a bicycle to her room to help her keep up her fitness.