Elana MEYERS

United States of America USA

Bobsleigh

  • Olympic Medals
    2 S
    1 B
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Vancouver 2010
  • Year of Birth
    1984
Olympic Results

Biography

Elana MEYERS

A bronze medallist as brakewoman to Erin Pac at Vancouver 2010, Elana Meyers Taylor then turned her hand to driving and came close to Olympic gold in the two-woman bob with Lauryn Williams at Sochi 2014 and with Lauren Gibbs at PyeongChang 2018. She is, along with Canada’s Kaillie Humphries, the only triple Olympic medallist in the event.

So near yet so far

The Sochi 2014 two-woman bobsleigh competition saw Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse leave it very late in defending the title they had won four years earlier in Vancouver, the Canadians clinching a second consecutive gold with their very last descent. In doing so, the defending champions dashed the hopes of their American counterparts, Elana Meyers and former Olympic and world sprint champion Lauryn Williams, who had led the competition from the opening run, when they set a new track record of 57.26. 

Meyers and Williams also went quickest in the second run (57.63), and held a lead of 0.11 seconds over the Canadians heading into the fourth and final descent. That advantage vanished, however, as Humphries and Moyse clung on to their title, leaving Meyers to collect a silver to go with the bronze she had won as a brakewoman to Erin Pac at Vancouver 2010.  “It hurts a little bit. But at the end of the day I’m super relieved with this medal,” Meyers said at the time. “I have to deal with this to go back and train even harder for PyeongChang 2018.” 

A passion for her sport 

Meyers took up bobsleigh in 2007, having earlier excelled in softball in her college years, and also earned two rugby sevens caps for her country. She found her calling on ice, however, and threw all her energies into her new sport.

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PyeongChang 2018

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Two Bobsleigh
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Sochi 2014

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Two
Two Bobsleigh
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Vancouver 2010

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Two
Two Bobsleigh