Born October 10, 1984 American Elana Meyers Taylor is the definition of bobsleigh royalty.
At Beijing 2022 the California native confirmed her status as such when, age 37, she won a silver in the women's inaugural monobob competition and bronze in the two-person bobsleigh with brakewoman Sylvia Hoffman to become the most decorated Black athlete in the history of the Winter Olympics.
With her two medals from the Chinese capital the American now sits on a total of five Olympic medals - three silver and two bronze - meaning that in five races, at four Olympics, she has never finished off the podium.
Her success in the Chinese capital comes off the back of a career where Meyers Taylor has achieved almost everything her sport has to offer.
It all started at the 2009 World Championships, where she piloted to silver in the two-woman event alongside Shauna Rohbock in Lake Placid, USA.
That performance helped Meyers Taylor get selected for the USA at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, where she finished with a bronze medal. Another world silver followed at the 2013 world champs in St. Moritz, Switzerland, alongside brakewoman Katie Eberling.
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