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Feb 20, 2014

Olympics-Bobsleigh-Let women race in four-man bobsleigh – Humphries

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 20 (Reuters) – Kaillie Humphries is never one to shirk a challenge and the double Olympic gold medallist is clear about what she wants next – to see women compete in four-man bobsleigh.

The Canadian said she needed to convince the sport’s “old boys’ club” that the time was right for four women to race in the same sled.

Feb 19, 2014

Humphries and Moyse win gold again

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – Canada’s Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse found the speed when it mattered most to win a second successive Olympic women’s bobsleigh gold after pipping the USA-1 sled of Elana Meyers by a tenth of a second on Wednesday.

Meyers and her brakeman Lauryn Williams – who had been seeking to become the first woman to win gold in the Summer and Winter Olympics – held a lead of 0.11 over the Canadians after three runs.

Feb 19, 2014

Olympics-Bobsleigh-Humphries and Moyse win gold again

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 19 (Reuters) – Canada’s Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse found the speed when it mattered most to win a second successive Olympic women’s bobsleigh gold after pipping the USA-1 sled of Elana Meyers by a tenth of a second on Wednesday.

Meyers and her brakeman Lauryn Williams – who had been seeking to become the first woman to win gold in the Summer and Winter Olympics – held a lead of 0.11 over the Canadians after three runs.

Feb 19, 2014

Injured Holcomb not going down without a fight

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – Despite being hampered by a calf injury, Steve Holcomb says he is not ready to give up the four-man bobsleigh title without a fight.

The American knows the best cards lie with Russia’s Alexander Zubkov who will start favorite to secure an Olympic double after his two-man victory on Monday.

Feb 19, 2014

Olympics-Bobsleigh-Injured Holcomb not going down without a fight

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 19 (Reuters) – Despite being hampered by a calf injury, Steve Holcomb says he is not ready to give up the four-man bobsleigh title without a fight.

The American knows the best cards lie with Russia’s Alexander Zubkov who will start favourite to secure an Olympic double after his two-man victory on Monday.

Feb 18, 2014

Olympics-Bobsleigh-Williams propels Meyers to 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 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.