Updated Feb 14, 2022 - Sports
U.S. bobsledders win gold and silver medals at Winter Olympics
Kaillie Humphries won a gold medal and Elana Meyers Taylor silver in the first-ever Winter Olympics monobob race at the Beijing Games on Monday morning local time.
The big picture: This is Humphries' third Olympic gold medal and her first as a U.S. citizen. She moved to the U.S. after alleging a Canadian coach had mentally and verbally abused her.
- This was Meyers Taylor's fourth winter Olympics medal. The 37-year-old is the "oldest woman to win an Olympic medal in any winter sport," per NBC Sports.
- Meyers Taylor was due to be a U.S. flagbearer at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony, but she tested positive for COVID-19 days before the event. She returned a negative result on Feb. 5 and was permitted to leave isolation and compete in the Games.
By the numbers: Humphries finished with a time of 4:19.27 and Meyers Taylor 4:20.81. Canada's Christine de Bruin (4:21.03) won the bronze medal.
Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.