Beijing, China (Sports Network) - Archer Khatuna Lorig has been selected the flag bearer for the United States at Sunday's closing ceremony of the Olympics.
Lorig was selected by captains of each sport of the US Olympic team.
"Being named the US flag bearer for the Closing Ceremony is almost like winning a gold medal, maybe even better," said Lorig. "I thought I could win a gold medal in competition, but I never thought I'd have this opportunity. I am truly, truly so proud to be an American citizen and part of the U.S. Olympic Team."
Lorig has represented three different countries in the Olympic Games. She represented the Unified Team of the former Soviet Union at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, where she won the bronze medal in the team competition. She competed for Georgia at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and the 2000 Games in Sydney.
Lorig immigrated to the United States and missed out on the 2004 Olympic Games as she was not yet a U.S. citizen. She received her citizenship in 2005 and competed in her fourth Olympic Games this year.
Lorig made it to the quarterfinals of the women's individual elimination round before falling to world record holder Yun Ok-Hee of Korea.
08/23 00:27:26 ET