New York (RWH) The Women’s Sports Foundation in New York has announced US bobsleigh pilot Elana Meyers Taylor as recipient of the 2022 Wilma Rudolph Courage award for serving as inspiration and role model by overcoming adversity and exhibiting extraordinary courage in her athletic performance.
Additionally to her athlete career, Elana Meyers Taylor served, amonst others, as the Women’s Sport Foundation president, athlete director on the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Board of Directors and athlete representative at USOPC Board of Directors.
Elana Meyers Taylor is four-time Olympian and five-time medallist with Olympic silver in the Women’s Monobob debut and bronze in 2-woman bobsleigh in Beijing 2022 as most recent accomplishments as well as bronze 2010 as push athlete and silver 2014 and 2018, respectively, as a pilot. The 38-year-old also won the 2015 and 2017 World Championships in 2-woman bobsleigh.
Another important role for Elana Meyers Taylor is mother to son Nico, who was born in 2020 with down syndrome and profound hearing loss. Using her platform, she advocates for equity and inclusion in sports and society. She recently announced the pregnancy with her second child with husband Nic Taylor.
The Wilma Rudolph Courage Award is presented at the WSF Annual Salute to Women in Sports on October 12. ©RWH2022