Oct 14, 2013, 9:48 AM EDT
One of France’s two gold medalists from the 2010 Olympics will carry its flag into the 2014 Olympic opening ceremony.
Montana-born Nordic combined skier Jason Lamy Chappuis, 27, was chosen the country’s flag bearer, the French Olympic Committee annoucned Monday.
Lamy Chappuis memorably beat American Johnny Spillane for gold by .4 of a second in the closest finish in Olympic Nordic combined history in the normal hill event in 2010.
It was his only medal of those Olympics after recording fourth- and fifth-place finishes in 2006, but he could be due for more success in Sochi.
Lamy Chappuis won four medals at the World Championships in March, including a record three golds.
The opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics is Feb. 7, and the Nordic combined competition starts Feb. 12.
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