Germany Wins Two-Person Bobsled, Meyers Taylor Wins Bronze
SALT LAKE CITY – Germany increased their medal count by two as Laura Nolte and Mariama Jamanka piloted their sleds to gold & silver in the two-woman bobsled even.
The two-woman bobsled concluded on Saturday, February 19.
Americans Elana Meyers Taylor and Sylvia Hoffman won bronze in the event.
ANOTHER MEDAL for @eamslider24!
She and Sylvia Hoffman capture BRONZE in two-woman bobsled! 🥉 #WinterOlympics pic.twitter.com/ElAt4UL9WZ
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 19, 2022
The bronze is Meyers Taylor’s second medal in Beijing and fifth of her Olympic career. It is the first Olympic medal for Hoffman.
Former Herriman track star Kaysha Love and teammate Kaillie Humphries struggled in the event, finishing a disappointing seventh.
The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics
Just a year after Japan’s summer Olympics, the Games are back for a winter show in Beijing, China. The unusually short gap between Games is due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Strict precautions and enforced virus prevention protocol are in place to help keep athletes, coaches and personnel safe.
Beijing is the capital of China, with a population of more than 20 million people and the first city to host both a Summer and Winter Olympic games. It is one of the largest cities in the world and 15 hours ahead of Mountain Time. There are 13 different venues in and around Beijing that will be used for the Winter Olympics. A total of 109 events will be held in 15 different sports, and there will be a lot of Utah locals competing for medals. Keep up to date with them at our Olympic headquarters.
Follow along on social for Olympic stories, news and medal updates.
Follow our Olympic team for special coverage and exclusive content.