February 19

Canada rallies past US for women’s bobsled gold

Two U.S. sleds took the silver and bronze medals: Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams finished second and Jamie Greubel and Aja Evans finished third.

The Associated Press

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia – Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse of Canada have rallied to win their second straight Olympic women’s bobsledding gold medal.

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The team from Canada CAN-1, piloted Kaillie Humphries with brakeman Heather Moyse, cross into the finish area to win the gold medal in the women's bobsled competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

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The team from the United States USA-1, piloted by Elana Meyers with brakeman Lauryn Williams, start their third run during the women’s bobsled competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

The Associated Press

Humphries and Moyse edged Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams of the United States by 0.10 seconds after four runs that ended Wednesday night. The Canadians entered Wednesday trailing by about a quarter-second.

Meyers and Williams had the lead after two runs, but skids cost them time in Runs 3 and 4 – and ultimately cost the Americans gold.

Williams becomes the fifth Olympian to medal in different events at the Summer and Winter Games. She has gold and silver medals from three Olympic appearances as a sprinter.

The Americans also took bronze, with Jamie Greubel and Aja Evans. It’s the first time two U.S. sleds have medaled in women’s bobsledding.

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