Jon Lujan named United States flag bearer for 2014 Winter Paralympics opening ceremony
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Sochi, Russia — Yesterday, of , Colorado was named the United States flag bearer for the 2014 Winter Paralympics opening ceremony scheduled to take place tomorrow in Sochi, Russia. Lujan is a veteran, and will be competing in the at this year's Games.
In Sochi, Lujan is rooming with, the United States flag bearer. Like Lujan, Calhoun is also a veteran, having served in the army.
In 2003, while serving in Iraq, Lujan ruptured two discs in his back. Following a back surgery in 2005 that attempted to fix the discs, he had complications that resulted in permanent nerve damage and paralysis in his lower legs.
Also yesterday, Canadian delegation.was named the flag bearer of the
Earlier today, skier Millie Knight was selected as the flagbearer for. At 15 years of age, Knight is the youngest member of Team GB.
- "Sochi 2014: Millie Knight picked as ParalympicsGB flagbearer" — , March 6, 2014
- Gary Kingston. "Curler Sonja Gaudet leads Canada into Paralympics as flag bearer" — , March 5, 2014
- Jon Lujan on Twitter