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Elana Meyers Taylor

Elana Meyers Taylor
Bobsled USA

Elana Meyers Taylor

Elana Meyers Taylor
  • Birth date 10/10/1984
  • Birthplace Oceanside, CA, CA
  • Hometown Douglasville, GA
  • Residence Douglasville, GA, GA
  • Height/Weight 5'6"/ 174 lbs
  • Olympics 2010, 2014


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


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.


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


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

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