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Photo (credit: Charlie Booker): Katie Eberling (right) with Kehri Jones at BMW IBSF World Champoinships 2016
Lake Placid (RWH): Bobsleigh pilot Katie Eberling is bringing her career to an end. The US athlete announced her decision in an Instagram post. “In our final push training camp in Calgary, I took a bad step, which resulted in a leg injury“, wrote the 29-year-old. “The prognosis prevents me from competing in the team trials in October and consequently removes my chances of earning a spot on the 2018 Olympic team for PyeongChang.” Katie Eberling then continued: “After much reflection, I have decided to retire from bobsleigh.”
Katie Eberling started her career in bobsleigh as a brakewoman. She has been competing in the World Cup since 2011 with athletes including Elana Meyers Taylor, Jamie Greubel Poser, Bree Schaaf and Jazmine Fenlator, ending up on the podium on multiple occasions. With Elana Meyers Taylor, Katie Eberling won a World Championship bronze in 2012 and World Championship silver in 2013. After switching to the front seat in the winter 2014/2015 season, the former volleyball player achieved several podium finishes in the North American Cup. In her only World Cup start as a pilot, Katie Eberling with Kehri Jones finished ninth in St. Moritz in February 2016. At the BMW IBSF 2016 World Championships in Innsbruck, the duo finished in eighth. ©RWH2017

Photo (credit: Charlie Booker): Katie Eberling (right) with Kehri Jones at BMW IBSF World Champoinships 2016

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