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Elana Meyers Taylor

Elana Meyers Taylor
Bobsled USA

Elana Meyers Taylor

Elana Meyers Taylor
  • Birth date 10/10/1984
  • Birthplace Camp Pendleton, CA
  • Hometown Douglasville, GA
  • Residence Douglasville, GA
  • Height/Weight 5'8"/ 175 lbs
  • Olympics 2010, 2014

Biography

Meyers Taylor, the defending bobsled world champion, did not even own a winter coat when she began competing in the sport in 2007. She made the national team during her rookie season, and three years later, won an Olympic bronze medal as a brakeman. She moved to pilot and earned a silver medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics. In 2015 she became the first U.S. female bobsled driver to win a world championship. The uber-athletic Meyers Taylor has played for USA Rugby, and originally thought that she would compete at the Olympics as a softball player.
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Getting to know Elana Meyers Taylor

1

Meyers Taylor was offered college scholarships for four sports: basketball, soccer, softball and track and field. She chose to play softball at George Washington University.

2

She is married to fellow bobsledder Nic Taylor. He proposed on the medal podium at the 2013 World Championships.

3

Her goal is to eventually become the CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee.

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