In the final women's monobob training heats before Olympic competition begins, one of Team USA's bobsledding stars showed she still had work to do – but remained a medal contender ahead of the event's official debut.

Two-time silver medalist Elana Meyers Taylor demonstrated she still hadn't quite figured out the serpentine course known as "The Flying Snow Dragon."

Meanwhile, despite being on the start list, two-time gold medalist Kaillie Humphries did not compete in either Heats 5 or 6 for unknown reasons. Across the first four training runs, Humphries had finished fourth, second, third, and second, respectively.

Meyers Taylor, who tested positive for COVID-19 shortly after arriving at the Winter Games but later was cleared to compete, took to Instagram to share her thoughts on the course (and her journey) earlier this week.

After finishing Heat 6, Meyers Taylor offered a slight nod – though her facial expressions were obscured by her helmet.

"How do you feel, Elana?" commentator Kate Hansen asked as Meyers Taylor slowed to a stop. "Did you get it, did you figure it out? 'Cause now it's time to put the puzzle pieces together." 

Germany's Laura Nolte – who finished sixth overall in the World Cup monobob rankings, and first in the two-woman standings – topped both Heats 5 and 6. She did not finish outside the top four during the first four training runs, establishing herself as a clear medal favorite.

The first two heats of the women's monobob competition take place Saturday, February 12 at 8:30 p.m. ET. The full 2022 Winter Olympics bobsled schedule can be found HERE.

NBC 2022 Winter Olympics Women's Bobsled Coverage Schedule*

(all times Eastern, subject to change)

Date/Time (ET)



Fri, Feb 11 | 9:00 p.m.

 Women's Monobob Training Heats 5,6  

 — | Peacock,

Sat, Feb 12 | 8:30 p.m.

 Women's Monobob Heats 1, 2


Sun, Feb 13 | 8:30 p.m.

🏅 Women's Monobob Heats 3, 4


Fri, Feb 18 | 7:00 a.m.

Two-Woman Bobsled: Heats 1, 2 

USA ** ,

Sat, Feb 19 | 7:00 a.m.

🏅 Two-Woman Bobsled: Heats 3, 4

USA **,