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Lauryn Williams made history on Wednesday, becoming the fifth person to win medals at both the Winter and Summer Olympics after earning a silver medal in the bobsled with teammate Elana Meyers. With a 4x100 gold medal from the 2012 London Games, Williams narrowly missed out on becoming just the second athlete to win gold medals at both the Winter and Summer Games. American Eddie Eagan remains the only person to accomplish that feat, winning a gold in boxing in 1920 and a gold with the four-man bobsled team in 1932. Three other athletes have won medals in both the Winter and Summer Games -- Jacob Tullin Thams of Norway (ski jumping gold in 1924 and yachting silver in 1936), Christa Luding of Germany (four speedskating medals in 1984, 1988 and 1992 and a cycling silver in 1988) and Clara Hughes of Canada (four speedskating medals in 2002, 2006 and 2010 and two cycling medals in 1996). Luding is the only athlete to win medals at the Winter and Summer Games in the same year.