Elana Meyers Taylor headlines U.S. Olympic bobsled roster

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Team USA unveiled its Olympic women’s bobsled team on Monday, featuring nine sliders who weren’t a part of the U.S. roster at the 2018 PyeongChang Games.

Elana Meyers Taylor headlines the team heading to the Beijing Winter Games, making her fourth Olympic appearance. Kaillie Humphries will also compete in her fourth Olympics, but Beijing will be her first as an American after she gained citizenship in December.

“The selection committee met to thoroughly deliberate who should be nominated to this team, and it wasn’t an easy decision,” USA Bobsled and Skeleton CEO Aron McGuire said. “We are fortunate to have a deep talent pool, but that makes it really difficult to decide who gets selected.”

First-time Olympians Kaysha Love and Sylvia Hoffman were selected as a push tandem over medalists Lauren Gibbs and Aja Evans, who made the team as an alternate. Olympic veteran Lolo Jones was also left off of the Beijing roster.