Meyers Taylor, Garrett win U.S.’s first women’s bobsled world title

WINTERBERG, Germany — Elana Meyers Taylor and pusher Cherrelle Garrett beat three German crews to win the first World Championship title in the women’s bobsled for the United States on Saturday.

The Americans led after the first two heats on Friday and held in the final two runs on Saturday to win comfortably ahead of Anja Schneiderheinze and partner Annika Drazek, completing the four runs in an aggregate time of three minutes, 46.47 seconds to beat the Germans by .43 seconds.

Cathleen Martini and pusher Stephanie Schneider were 1.06 minutes behind in third.

Stefanie SzCzurek and Erline Nolkte of Germany were fourth and Jamie Greubel Poser and Lauren Gibbs of the United States were fifth.