Olympics Bobsled Women's Qualifying medal results, highlights and more

Evans has US in medal contention

"I am through the roof", Meyers Taylor told reporters afterward. It's time for celebration and recognizing another remarkable accomplishment in Meyers Taylor's illustrious career.

Germany's Mariama Jamanka, who had not previously won any major worldwide races, took top honors when she and brakeman Lisa Buckwitz finished their four runs in 3 minutes, 22.45 seconds, adding to her country's dominant showing at the sliding track in these Olympics.

Meyers Taylor and Gibbs went 3:22.52, a 0.07-second margin, which is the closet between first and second in any Olympic women's bobsled race. As it was for Meyers Taylor, it was the third Olympic medal for Humphries. "Either I'm going to win a medal or I'm going to go down swinging". At 5-foot-10, 185 pounds, she was so impressive at the camp that she was encouraged to try out for the USA team. With that, the stage to a gold medal was set for either the upstart German or the American veteran - the one who carried the lead into the fourth heat of the Olympics four years ago and saw it slip away in one steering mistake.

If Meyers Taylor was upset, she hid it- hid it very well. In Sochi I felt like I lost the gold; here we won the silver. I knew we'd put down something good. "You give your best, she gives her best, and those are good races".

The two California natives teamed up to win bronze at the 2016 world championships. "I'm so proud of us", she said. "Unfortunately, it's part of the sport". "I gave it everything I had today".

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"This doesn't worry me in the least", Evans said. "To have them praying for us, caring for us and just wanting the best for us is the best part of this entire experience. Competing in South Korea has been fantastic, they have been very accommodating, and this track is attractive, but having that love and support from everyone back home means the world to us". She kept a good line down the blazing fast track. In fact, bobsled wasn't anywhere on her radar during the Sochi Games. After graduating, Meyers spent the next six years in the Marines. Evan Weinstock, 26, of Las Vegas, a four-time Ivy League champion in the decathlon while at Brown, is a pusher on the U.S. Men's Olympic team.

Opportunity came knocking at just the right time.

While most Olympic athletes these days begin training in their sport at very young ages (some even before school age), Gibbs arrived at her sport well into her adult life.

Gibbs, now 33 (as is Meyers Taylor), had competed in volleyball while at Brown.

Once Meyers Taylor heard the numbers Gibbs was lifting, she was sold.


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