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U.S. Bobsledder Becomes Fifth Ever To Medal At Summer And Winter Games

And it’s not Lolo Jones.

Williams (right) with her partner Elana Meyers. Arnd Wiegmann / Reuters

Former American sprint champion Lauryn Williams teamed with Elana Meyers to win a silver medal in the two-man bobsled Wednesday, making Williams the fifth Olympian ever to medal in both the Winter and Summer Games.

Williams and Meyers were in the lead after the first three runs but faltered down the stretch, allowing Canada’s top team to take gold with a final run that was good enough to overcome USA-1’s .11 advantage.

Canada finished with a combined time of 3:50.61, edging Williams and Meyers’ time of 3:50.71. USA-2’s team of Jamie Greubel and Aja Evans won the bronze, while Lolo Jones — the more celebrated former U.S. track star making the switch to the Winter Games — finished in 11th place with partner Jazmine Fenlator.

Only six months after deciding to give bobsled a whirl, Williams made history and grabbed the spotlight from Jones.

Williams is a two-time Olympic medalist at the Summer Games, having won silver in the 100-meter sprint at the 2004 Athens Olympics before winning gold as part of the U.S. relay team in the 2012 London Olympics.

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