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Elana Meyers Taylor, Jamaican bobsled team, Jordan Greenway, Lauren Gibbs, Team USA -

Elana Meyers Taylor and Lauren Gibbs win silver for USA women’s bobsled Meyers Taylor medals in third straight Olympics

Elana Meyers Taylor, Jamaican bobsled team, Jordan Greenway, Lauren Gibbs, Team USA -

Elana Meyers Taylor and Lauren Gibbs win silver for USA women’s bobsled Meyers Taylor medals in third straight Olympics

Since the two-woman bobsled was first added to the Winter Olympics in 2002, the United States has medaled each year of the games. That tradition continued with Elana Meyers Taylor and Lauren Gibbs winning the silver medal on Wednesday night and becoming the fifth team to medal in the event.

Meyers Taylor, who won bronze in Vancouver (2010) and silver in Sochi (2014), now has her third medal, which makes her the lone female bobsledder in history to medal three times. She is also the second U.S. bobsledder to achieve that feat behind Patrick Martin, who medaled three times in the two- and four-man events during the 1948 and 1952 Winter Games.

Germany won gold in the two-woman event with Mariama Jamanka, who is Afro-German, and Lisa Buckwitz.

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