Kathleen Sharkey player of the Field Hockey has been named as a USA’s Team Flag Bearer in the 18th Edition of the Pan American games 2019 in opening ceremony.
A Member of the previous edition of the Olympic team of 2016 and also earned the fifth place finish in the olympic games Rio 2016 which is one of the best finish in the field hockey for the US team in the Olympic games so they select for this opening ceremony of Lima Peru for the USA team.
“I am very honored to be selected as the flag bearer for Team USA at the Opening Ceremony,” Sharkey said. “There are so many amazing athletes here in Peru and to be able to represent Team USA as the flag bearer is an amazing feeling.”
With this, Starkey is became the first field hockey athlete to serve as flag bearer for Team USA in the Pan American Games events.
Upcoming Edition of The 2019 Pan American Games will take place from July 26-Aug and total of 11 venue in Lima who featuring 6,700 athletes participating in 39 sports and 61 disciplines. Throughout the 17 days of competition all the athletes will show their talents and won the award.
U.S. Pan American Team Flag Bearers
- 1951 Miguel de Capriles, Fencing
- 1955 Unknown
- 1959 Unknown
- 1963 Unknown
- 1967 Don Schollander, Swimming
- 1971 Linda Metheny, Gymnastics
- 1975 Lones Wigger, Shooting
- 1979 Ann Meyers, Basketball
- 1983 Denise Curry, Basketball
- 1987 Jim Abbott, Baseball
- 1991 Jim Schreiner, Canoe/Kayak
- 1995 Peter Westbrook, Fencing
- 1999 Karen Smyers, Triathlon
- 2003 Carl Eichenlaub, Sailing
- 2007 Danielle Scott-Arruda, Volleyball
- 2011 Jason Read, Rowing
- 2015 Kim Rhode, Shooting
- 2019 Kathleen Sharkey, Field Hockey