Germany sweeps golds, Meyers Taylor doubles up in bobsled

WINTERBERG, Germany (AP) — American Elana Meyers Taylor won a bronze medal in one race, then celebrated finishing last in a race against men.

The rest of the day belonged to Germany.

The Germans took five of the six medals handed out in a pair of World Cup bobsled races Saturday, with Stephanie Schneider driving to the win in the women’s event and Nico Walther taking the victory in the four-person competition.

Meyers Taylor, the three-time Olympic medalist for the U.S., teamed with Lake Kwaza to win the bronze.

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Meyers Taylor also drove women in the four-person event, finishing 19th out of 19 sleds while competing against 72 men.

It was the first time the U.S. had an all-female team in a four-person World Cup race. Meyers Taylor was joined by Tiffeny Parker, Nicole Brungardt and Jessica Davis.

Schneider edged Olympic champion Mariama Jamanka of Germany for the women’s win. It was a sweep for Germany in the four-person race, with Francesco Friedrich taking second and Johannes Lochner driving to third.

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