Victory Is Theirs: Women's bobsled

Updated: February 19, 2014, 6:59 PM ET
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Elana Meyers, Lauryn WilliamsAlexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Elana Meyers became the first U.S. women's bobsledder to win multiple Olympic medals, securing a silver medal in the two-woman bobsled Wednesday to add to the bronze she captured as a brakeman in Vancouver.

Her teammate, Lauryn Williams, became the first U.S. woman and fifth athlete overall to win medals in different sports at both the Summer and Winter Games, her silver here added to a sprint relay gold from London in 2012 and a silver from the 100 meters in Athens in 2004.

Jamie Greubel paired with brakeman Aja Evans of Chicago to grab the bronze in USA-2, giving the U.S. two Olympic women's bobsled medal winners for the first time.

"Bobsled is hard," Williams said. "After 10 years of pro sports, it's time for me to move onto something else. Waking up every day and going to the gym and running -- if I'm not going to put my heart and soul into that, I don't want to be mediocre."

Meyers, however, is determined to come back in four years. She has a bronze medal from 2010. She has a silver from this year. She wants a gold medal in 2018.

"Anytime you're that close and you can taste it and you don't come down with the result, it hurts a little bit," Meyers said. "But at the end of the day, I'm super-elated for this medal."

Information from ESPN.com's Jim Caple and the Associated Press was used in this report.

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