USA-1 bobsled, manned by Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams, were barely defeated by Canadian duo Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse. They came in only .10 seconds behind them.
The USA-2 bobsled with Jamie Gabruel and Aja Evans won the bronze medal, a full second behind Canada. America did not win the gold medal, but they did make history.
It was the first time two U.S. women’s bobsleds medaled at the Olympics. Meyers became the first American woman with two bobsled medals. And Williams — whose entire bobsled career spans about six months — is now the fifth Olympian to medal in different events at the Summer and Winter Games.
She has a gold medal from the 4×100-meter relay in the London Olympics in 2012, as well as a silver from the 100 meters at the Athens Games eight years earlier.
No matter what the American women were very happy with the results. Meyers won the bronze and was excited to reach one step up the podium. Lolo Jones and Jazmine Fenlator manned USA-3 and came in 11th, but it is because of Jones that Williams joined the bobsled team. In this way, Jones made the team better. Williams retired from sprinting, but she may be back for more bobsled action.