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.