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How Did Elana Meyers Do in Day 1 of Sochi Olympics Bobsled Event?

The Douglasville sledder won the bronze in 2010 and is a favorite to medal again.

Elana Meyers. Credit: Facebook
Elana Meyers. Credit: Facebook

Elana Meyers of Douglasville, Ga., is in good shape to upgrade her Olympic medal resume Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the Sochi Games.

Meyers, who won the bronze medal in the women’s two-person bobsled in the 2010 Games in Vancouver, is in medal contention again with the final two runs of the competition scheduled Wednesday.

Meyers and partner Lauryn Williams of Miami, Fla., were in first place after Tuesday’s two runs at the Sanki Sliding Center. They have nearly a quarter-second lead over a Canadian team.

Their performance included a record time in the first run. Their two-run time was 1 minute, 54.89.

“It feels pretty good, but we still have a lot of work to do,” Meyers told TeamUSA.org. “It’s not over, it’s a battle, but I feel great and couldn’t be happier about having two U.S. teams in the mix.”

Tuesday’s performance mark a continued comeback for Meyers and Williams, who crashed Saturday in a practice run, and needed quick repairs to prepare for the races.

The final two heats of racing begin Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 11:15 a.m. Eastern time.

The event is being live-streamed by NBC, and scheduled in the primetime TV lineup Wednesday night. Tuesday's racing is scheduled for prime time tonight.

Scott Bernarde (Editor) February 19, 2014 at 10:06 AM
Thanks, Jennifer. It's been fixed.
Jennifer Harrison February 19, 2014 at 10:21 AM
Thanks. Feel free to delete this comment.

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