Elana Meyers Taylor

Meyers Taylor Takes Silver, Chicago's Evans Falls Short in Olympic Bobsled

Team USA's Elana Meyers Taylor reached the podium in women's bobsled Wednesday, while Chicago native Aja Evans fell just short of medaling.

Meyers Taylor's victory placed her ahead of training partner and rival, Kaillie Humphries of Canada. Meyers Taylor won silver in Sochi, behind Humphries' gold, and while Meyers Taylor and brakeman Lauren Gibbs were able to top Canada this time around, their efforts weren't quite enough to snag the top slot.

Mariama Jamanka of Germany took home gold, with a time of 3:22.45 in four runs. Meyers Taylor finished just .07 seconds behind, while Humphries rounded out the podium .44 seconds after Jamanka.

Evans, alongside pilot Jamie Greubel Poser, fell short of medaling, ending all four runs in fifth place, .57 seconds behind the first place finish.

Meyers Taylor's victory means the U.S. continues its tradition as the only nation to win at least one medal in every Olympic women's bobsled race, including the silver and bronzes from Sochi four years ago.

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