Feb. 16 U.S. Olympic Bobsled Team official training quotes

Feb. 16, 2014, 4:10 a.m. (ET)

Contact: Amanda Bird, USBSF Marketing & Communications Director
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Feb. 16 U.S. Olympic Bobsled Team official training quotes

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 16, 2014): The U.S. Olympic Women’s Bobsled Team took their final official training runs at the Sanki Sliding Center this morning.  The will have tomorrow off before the women’s bobsled competition kicks off on Monday at 7:15 p.m.  Here are some comments from the athletes today:

Jazmine Fenalator (Wayne, N.J.)

Regarding her preparation for the race:

“We’ve been testing runners and we feel confident in the set up we’ve chosen for the race. We feel prepared and amped up to represent Team USA.”

How she is preparing for a night race:

“Despite having morning training sessions, we’ve been staying up late to train and lift to get ready for race day. It’s a little tough now, but we have an extra day to get ready and acclimate, and we’ll be ready to go.”

Elana Meyers (Douglasville, Ga.)

About repairs to her sled:

“We are fortunate to have the best sled technicians in the world, and they were working all night to get my sled ready to go today. Todd [Hays] has told us to always be prepared for the worst, and it paid off because we were. We are lucky to have such a great team behind the team that supports us.”

Lauryn Williams (Miami, Fla.)

How she’s preparing for her winter Olympic debut:

“I’ve only been in the sport for six months, so I’m making sure that everything I do is at 200 percent to make up for the time.  Elana and I feel confident heading into the race, regardless of everything that’s happened these last few days, and we’re really excited.”

Olympic competition continues at the Sanki Sliding Center tonight with the first two heats of the men’s two-man bobsled race at 8:15 p.m.

Please contact Amanda Bird, USBSF Marketing & Communications Director, at abird@usbsf.com or 719-207-5040 with media inquiries.

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