U.S. flag-bearer Mariel Zagunis

Two-time fencing gold medalist Mariel Zagunis has been chosen as the flag-bearer for the United States in Friday's Opening Ceremony.

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 16: Fencer Mariel Zagunis poses for a portrait during the USOC Portrait Shoot at Smashbox West Hollywood on November 16, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images for USOC)
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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 16: Fencer Mariel Zagunis poses for a portrait during the USOC Portrait Shoot at Smashbox West Hollywood on November 16, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images for USOC)
Mariel Zagunis, of the United States, talks with her coach after losing a women's individual sabre final match against Russia's Sophia Velikaia at the World Fencing Championship in Catania, Italy, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Mariel Zagunis, of the United States, talks with her coach after losing a women's individual sabre final match against Russia's Sophia Velikaia at the World Fencing Championship in Catania, Italy, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Mariel Zagunis, of the United States, talks with her coach after losing a women's individual sabre final match against Russia's Sophia Velikaia at the World Fencing Championship in Catania, Italy, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Mariel Zagunis of USA celebrates her final point against Alejandra Benitez of Venezuela in the women's individual sabre gold medal match during the Guadalajara 2011 Pan American Games, at the Fencing stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico, on October 25, 2011. Zagunis won 15-13. AFP PHOTO/OMAR TORRES (Photo credit should read OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)
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Mariel Zagunis of USA celebrates her final point against Alejandra Benitez of Venezuela in the women's individual sabre gold medal match during the Guadalajara 2011 Pan American Games, at the Fencing stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico, on October 25, 2011. Zagunis won 15-13. AFP PHOTO/OMAR TORRES (Photo credit should read OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)
Mariel Zagunis (L) of the USA competes against Angelica Larios of Mexico in a team's sabre gold medal match, during the Guadalajara 2011 Pan American Games, in Guadalajara, Mexico, on October 28, 2011. AFP PHOTO/OMAR TORRES (Photo credit should read OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)
Mariel Zagunis (L) of the USA competes against Angelica Larios of Mexico in a team's sabre gold medal match, during the Guadalajara 2011 Pan American Games, in Guadalajara, Mexico, on October 28, 2011. AFP PHOTO/OMAR TORRES (Photo credit should read OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)
Mariel Zagunis (L) of the USA competes against Angelica Larios of Mexico in a team's sabre gold medal match, during the Guadalajara 2011 Pan American Games, in Guadalajara, Mexico, on October 28, 2011. AFP PHOTO/OMAR TORRES (Photo credit should read OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)
Mariel Zagunis (L) of the USA competes against Angelica Larios of Mexico in a team's sabre gold medal match, during the Guadalajara 2011 Pan American Games, in Guadalajara, Mexico, on October 28, 2011. AFP PHOTO/OMAR TORRES (Photo credit should read OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)
Mariel Zagunis (L) of the USA competes against Angelica Larios of Mexico in a team's sabre gold medal match, during the Guadalajara 2011 Pan American Games, in Guadalajara, Mexico, on October 28, 2011. AFP PHOTO/OMAR TORRES (Photo credit should read OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)
Mariel Zagunis (L) of the USA competes against Angelica Larios of Mexico in a team's sabre gold medal match, during the Guadalajara 2011 Pan American Games, in Guadalajara, Mexico, on October 28, 2011. AFP PHOTO/OMAR TORRES (Photo credit should read OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)
(L to R) Ibtihaj Muhammad, Dagmara Wozniak and Mariel Zagunis of the USA celebrate their gold medal in team sabre during the Guadalajara 2011 Pan American Games, in Guadalajara, Mexico, on October 28, 2011.AFP PHOTO/OMAR TORRES (Photo credit should read OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)
(L to R) Ibtihaj Muhammad, Dagmara Wozniak and Mariel Zagunis of the USA celebrate their gold medal in team sabre during the Guadalajara 2011 Pan American Games, in Guadalajara, Mexico, on October 28, 2011.AFP PHOTO/OMAR TORRES (Photo credit should read OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)
(L to R) Ibtihaj Muhammad, Dagmara Wozniak and Mariel Zagunis of the USA celebrate their gold medal in team sabre during the Guadalajara 2011 Pan American Games, in Guadalajara, Mexico, on October 28, 2011.AFP PHOTO/OMAR TORRES (Photo credit should read OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)
Mariel Zagunis of the United States reacts on April 13, 2012 during the women's team sabre competition at the 2012 World Fencing Championships in Kiev. AFP PHOTO / SERGEI SUPINSKY (Photo credit should read SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
Mariel Zagunis of the United States reacts on April 13, 2012 during the women's team sabre competition at the 2012 World Fencing Championships in Kiev. AFP PHOTO / SERGEI SUPINSKY (Photo credit should read SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
Mariel Zagunis of the United States reacts on April 13, 2012 during the women's team sabre competition at the 2012 World Fencing Championships in Kiev. AFP PHOTO / SERGEI SUPINSKY (Photo credit should read SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
Mariel Zagunis (R) of the US fights with Italy's Gioia Marzocca during the match for Bronze of the Women's Team Sabre competition at the 2012 World Fencing Championships in Kiev on April 13, 2011. USA womens team won the Bronze medals of the championship. AFP PHOTO/ SERGEI SUPINSKY (Photo credit should read SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
Mariel Zagunis (R) of the US fights with Italy's Gioia Marzocca during the match for Bronze of the Women's Team Sabre competition at the 2012 World Fencing Championships in Kiev on April 13, 2011. USA womens team won the Bronze medals of the championship. AFP PHOTO/ SERGEI SUPINSKY (Photo credit should read SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
Mariel Zagunis (R) of the US fights with Italy's Gioia Marzocca during the match for Bronze of the Women's Team Sabre competition at the 2012 World Fencing Championships in Kiev on April 13, 2011. USA womens team won the Bronze medals of the championship. AFP PHOTO/ SERGEI SUPINSKY (Photo credit should read SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2010, file photo, Mariel Zagunis, of the U.S., reacts as she defeats Ukraine's Olga Kharlan in the women's single sabre final at the fencing World Championships in Paris. Zagunis is seeking her third consecutive Olympic gold medal in saber, and the men's team wants to improve on its silver finish in Beijing.(AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2010, file photo, Mariel Zagunis, of the U.S., reacts as she defeats Ukraine's Olga Kharlan in the women's single sabre final at the fencing World Championships in Paris. Zagunis is seeking her third consecutive Olympic gold medal in saber, and the men's team wants to improve on its silver finish in Beijing.(AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

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