KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — The top U.S. Olympic women’s bobsled sustained damage to its front end at after a fast training run Saturday.
Elana Meyers and brakeman Lauryn Williams completed their practice run down the Sanki Sliding Center course in 57.50 seconds – 0.34 seconds faster than any other sled – before banging a wall in the outrun. The pair did not take their second run so mechanics could fix the BMW-designed sled.
On Friday, Meyers crashed the sled at the bottom of the course on her first run. She and alternate brakeman Katie Eberling were uninjured and made a second run in USA-1 without incident, posting one of the session’s fastest times.
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USA-2 driver Jamie Greubel and alternate brakeman Kristi Koplin had the best time (58.13 seconds) in Saturday’s second training run.
The women’s competition begins Tuesday with two runs.