Skier Calhoun to carry US flag as Paralympics Games begin

Alpine skier Heath Calhoun will carry the flag for the U.S. Paralympic Team at the opening ceremonies of the Paralympic Games.

The U.S. Olympic Committee announced the selection of the Iraq war veteran from Bristol, Tenn., on Thursday. The opening ceremonies will be held Friday in Vancouver.

Calhoun lost both legs above the knee while serving as a squad leader for the 101st Airborne Division.

He went through nine months of rehabilitation at Walter Reed Army Medical Center before becoming involved in Paralympic sports. He trained for skiing in Aspen, Colo.

Calhoun will join 1,300 athletes from 44 countries who will compete in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, biathlon, curling and sledge hockey.



One Response to Skier Calhoun to carry US flag as Paralympics Games begin

  1. ivision4u says:

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