Nellum carries U.S. flag in Olympics closing ceremony
AUG 10, 2012 7:37p ET
Nellum, 23, was chosen by a vote of U.S. athletes, according to the U.S. Olympic Committee.
"I'm humbled by this incredible privilege," said Nellum, part of the silver-medal winning 1,600-meter relay team, in a statement. "Four years ago, I wasn't sure I would ever run again, and now I'm leading Team USA into the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games.
"I'm so grateful for the incredible support of my friends and family, and I'll never forget these Games."
Nellum, recruited to USC from Long Beach Poly, was shot while accompanying a Trojans recruit to an off-campus party. The recruit decided not to attend USC.
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