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Elana Meyers Taylor wins first World Cup bobsled race since 2019

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Elana Meyers Taylor returned to the winner’s circle on Sunday, earning her first World Cup women’s bobsled victory in nearly three years.

Meyers Taylor and teammate Lake Kwaza finished two runs in a time of 1:41.88, outracing the British duo of Mica McNeill and Adele Nicoll, who finished second in 1:42.10. Canadians Christine De Bruin and Kristen Bujnowski came in third with a time of 1:42.12.

Meyers Taylor had gone 11 straight starts without a World Cup win prior to Sunday. Sunday’s victory gives Meyers Taylor the 19th of her career and first at the World Cup since February 2019 in Lake Placid.

For Kwaza, it is her second World Cup gold after winning with Meyers Taylor in 2019.

Fellow Team USA pilot Kaillie Humphries, who officially became an American citizen in early December and can now compete for Team USA at the Olympics, was off for the weekend to extend her holiday break.

There are just two stops left on the World Cup bobsled and skeleton circuit, beginning Saturday in Winterberg, Germany. The season ends on Jan. 15-16, weeks before the Winter Olympics kick off in Beijing on Feb. 4.