The United States Olympic team added two more medals to their already impressive count on Feb. 19, as the women took home the silver and bronze in the bobsled event.
Congratulations are in order for Elana Meyers, Lauryn Williams, Jamie Greubel, and Aja Evans of Team U.S.A. — all four ladies took home medals on Feb. 19 in the Sochi Winter Olympics bobsled event!
Olympics: U.S. Women Win Silver And Bronze In The Bobsled
We may not be Jamaican, but we still have a pretty killer bobsled team — two of them, actually!
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The U.S. ladies ultimately lost to the Canadian duo of Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse, but Elana and Lauryn were only 0.10 seconds behind, while Jamie and Aja trailed by one entire second to pick up the bronze. It was a historic day for the U.S. for several reasons, as this was the first time in history that two U.S. women’s bobsled teams medaled at the Olympics. Also, Elana became the first American woman with two bobsled medals in the sport’s long history. Not. Too. Shabby.
Then there’s the fact that their win brought the States’ medal count up to 23, which puts us right smack in first place — with Russia and the Netherlands trailing closely behind with 22.
What did you think of the ladies’ win, HollywoodLifers? Will the U.S. win the overall medal count? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
— Shaunna Murphy