Lake Placid (RWH) Former bobsleigh push athlete Lauryn Williams (USA) has joined the United States Bobsled and Skeleton Foundation (USBSF). This was announced in a press release of the national federation USA Bobsled/Skeleton (USABS). The foundation aims to raise funds to support USABS athletes as they work to qualify and sucessfully compete at Olympic Winter Games as well as to promote the sports.
Lauryn Williams was the first American woman and one of only six athletes in history to medal in both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. She won gold in the 4x100m relay in London 2012, and silver with pilot Elana Meyers Taylor in the Sochi 2014 2-woman Bobsleigh event.
In her two seasons in BMW IBSF World Cup in 2013/14 and 2014/15 the now 37-year-old raced with pilots Elana Meyers Taylor, Jamie Greubel Poser as well as Jazmine Fenlator, achieving two victories and a total of five podium finishes. She ended her bobsleigh push athlete career in February 2015 winning the Innsbruck (AUT) World Cup with Meyers Taylor. ©RWH2021
Photos: IBSF / Charlie Booker