2012 Olympics | July 27 - August 12
Posted: Wednesday July 25, 2012 4:23PM ; Updated: Wednesday July 25, 2012 4:23PM

Fencing champion Zagunis named US flag bearer

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LONDON (AP) Two-time Olympic fencing champion Mariel Zagunis will carry the U.S. flag in the opening ceremony of the London Games.

The U.S. Olympic Committee says Zagunis won a vote of the 529-strong team ahead of Friday's ceremony.

Zagunis says she is "extremely humbled by this incredible privilege."

She was the first American to win a fencing gold in 100 years at the 2004 Athens Games.

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