Olympic Bobsled 2014: Live Results, Analysis and Highlights of Women's Event

Kevin McRae@@McRaeWritesFeatured ColumnistFebruary 19, 2014

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 19:  Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse (R) of Canada team 1 celebrate after winning the gold medal during the Women's Bobsleigh on Day 12 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Lauryn Williams came up just short in her quest for Olympic history on Wednesday evening in Sochi, failing to capture gold in the women's bobsleigh competition.

After leading for much of the day, Williams—along with her partner Elana Meyers aboard United States 1—had a disappointing final run of the competition and finished just 0.10 seconds behind first place. 

Had she won, Williams would've joined Eddie Eagen as the only athletes to capture gold in both the Summer and Winter Games. Eagan accomplished the feat by capturing boxing gold in 1920 and, ironically, a bobsleigh gold in 1932.

But it was not to be, and it was Canada who once again emerged as the champions of the women's bobsleigh in Sochi.

Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse, aboard Canada 1, used a tremendous final run down the track—setting a pace the Americans couldn't catch—and captured their second consecutive gold medal in the event.

It may be little consolation, but the United States did snag two spots on the podium, just not the ones it wanted. 

Jamie Greubel and Aja Davis joined Williams and Meyers on the podium, securing a third-place finish and a bronze medal.

The final American sleigh—but perhaps the most talked about—featuring Lolo Jones and Jazmine Fenlator, finished a distant 11th place.

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