Domer Mariel Zagunis selected to carry U.S. flag for Olympic Opening Ceremony

Former Notre Dame fencing star and 2-time Olympic gold medalist Mariel Zagunis has been voted by Team USA to carry the American flag at the Opening Ceremonies this Friday. While we’ll be taking a closer look at all the Domers competing in the Olympics tomorrow, Zagunis receiving such an honor is worthy of special-mention. Zagunis, a former resident of Pasquerilla East Hall, will be seeking her 3rd consecutive gold medal after shocking the world at the Athens Games in 2004, winning gold as an alternate allowed to compete only when a Nigerian fencer dropped out of competition. Congratulations to Mariel – we wish her luck as she tries to defend her title in Olympic sabre.

Zagunis was the first American to win gold in fencing in over 100 years.