Congrats to Sista Sled – members of the U.S. Women’s Bobsled National Team – who captured gold and silver medals Saturday at a World Cup event on the track built for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.
By finishing first, Jamie Greubel Poser won the overall World Cup points title. She piloted a two-person bobsled pushed by Aja Evans. The silver medal-winning sled at the PyeongChang, South Korea, event carried Elana Meyers Taylor and Lolo Jones. The second-place finish moved Meyers Taylor to third in overall World Cup standings.
All four women were members of the U.S. team that won the bronze medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. That team featured five women of color. This year’s team has six.
Saturday’s showing bodes well for the U.S. women’s chances at the 2018 Winter Games, which runs Feb. 9 thru Feb. 25, 2018. The Meyers Taylor/Lolo Jones sled set a track record with a push time of 5.25 seconds.
They also established a track record by completing the course in 51.79 seconds.
“We learned a lot over these three weeks on this track by experimenting with lines and seeing what’s fast,” Meyers Taylor said.
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