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Feb 18, 2014

Fast-starting Meyers and Williams take halfway lead

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – Former Olympic and world champion sprinter Lauryn Williams showed why she was selected to push the USA-1 sled after just six months in the sport when she propelled Elana Meyers to the halfway lead in women’s bobsleigh on Tuesday.

Meyers and Williams, 30, helped by two track record starts, eked out a lead of 0.23 seconds over Canada’s 2010 champions Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse.

Feb 18, 2014

Olympics-Bobsleigh-Fast-starting Meyers and Williams take halfway lead

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 18 (Reuters) – Former Olympic and world champion sprinter Lauryn Williams showed why she was selected to push the USA-1 sled after just six months in the sport when she propelled Elana Meyers to the halfway lead in women’s bobsleigh on Tuesday.

Meyers and Williams, 30, helped by two track record starts, eked out a lead of 0.23 seconds over Canada’s 2010 champions Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse.

Feb 17, 2014

‘Minister for Bobsleigh’ rules roost on home ice

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – Dubbed ‘Minister for Bobsleigh’ after a brief foray into politics back home in Siberia, Alexander Zubkov proved ditching a smart suit for figure-hugging lycra was the right move by winning two-man gold at the Winter Olympics of Monday.

The Russian dominated the two-man event over the two days of competition at the Sochi Games to win his first Olympic gold at the age of 39.

Feb 17, 2014

Olympics-Bobsleigh-’Minister for Bobsleigh’ rules roost on home ice

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Dubbed ‘Minister for Bobsleigh’ after a brief foray into politics back home in Siberia, Alexander Zubkov proved ditching a smart suit for figure-hugging lycra was the right move by winning two-man gold at the Winter Olympics of Monday.

The Russian dominated the two-man event over the two days of competition at the Sochi Games to win his first Olympic gold at the age of 39.

Feb 17, 2014

Zubkov runs away with two-man gold

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – Russian Alexander Zubkov finally secured the Olympic bobsleigh gold he came out of retirement to win when he powered to the two-man title at the Sochi Games on Monday.

The 39-year-old, Russia’s flagbearer at the Games opening ceremony, proved uncatchable on home ice and sealed victory with two more solid runs in front of an exuberant crowd at the Sanki Sliding Centre whose chants of ‘ROSSIYA’ echoed down the valley.

Feb 17, 2014

Olympics-Bobsleigh-Zubkov runs away with two-man gold

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Russian Alexander Zubkov finally secured the Olympic bobsleigh gold he came out of retirement to win when he powered to the two-man title at the Sochi Games on Monday.

The 39-year-old, Russia’s flagbearer at the Games opening ceremony, proved uncatchable on home ice and sealed victory with two more solid runs in front of an exuberant crowd at the Sanki Sliding Centre whose chants of ‘ROSSIYA’ echoed down the valley.

Feb 17, 2014

Meep Meep, here comes Canada’s Road Runner

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – Heather Moyse is pushing a bobsled faster than ever following hip surgery – so much so that the Canadian ‘Road Runner’ could leave her rivals seeking help from the Acme Corporation in Sochi.

One half of Canada’s first Olympic women’s bobsleigh champions – the other being driver Kaillie Humphries – Moyse, 35, has also represented her country in rugby and track cycling.

Feb 17, 2014

Olympics-Bobsleigh-Meep Meep, here comes Canada’s Road Runner

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Heather Moyse is pushing a bobsled faster than ever following hip surgery – so much so that the Canadian ‘Road Runner’ could leave her rivals seeking help from the Acme Corporation in Sochi.

One half of Canada’s first Olympic women’s bobsleigh champions – the other being driver Kaillie Humphries – Moyse, 35, has also represented her country in rugby and track cycling.

Feb 16, 2014

Olympics-Bobsleigh-Zubkov sets the pace in two-man sled

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 16 (Reuters) – Russian Alexander Zubkov raised home hopes that he could complete his Olympic medal collection by adding gold to the silver and bronze he already has after setting the pace at the halfway stage of the men’s two-man bobsleigh on Sunday.

The 39-year-old, pushed by Alexey Voevoda with whom he won bronze in Vancouver four years ago, showed his liking for home track ice by establishing a 0.32 second lead with two runs to come on Monday.

Feb 16, 2014

Russia’s Zubkov sets the pace in two-man sled

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – Russian Alexander Zubkov raised home hopes that he could complete his Olympic medal collection by adding gold to the silver and bronze he already has after setting the pace at the halfway stage of the men’s two-man bobsleigh on Sunday.

The 39-year-old, pushed by Alexey Voevoda who he won bronze with in Vancouver four years ago, showed his liking for home track ice by establishing a 0.32 second lead with two runs to come on Monday.