The hot start continues for Olympians Jamie Greubel Poser and Elana Meyers Taylor.
Greubel Poser and Aja Evans finished in second place while Meyers Taylor and Kehri Jones took third in the third world cup bobsled event of the season on Friday in Whistler, British Columbia.
It was the second world cup podium finish in a row for Greubel Poser, who teamed up once again with her 2014 Olympic bronze medalist partner, and the third podium finish in a row for two-time Olympian and 2014 silver medalist Meyers Taylor.
One week after driving to a win at the world cup in Park City, Utah, Greubel Poser piloted her sled to times of 53.30 in the first heat and 53.85 in the second, finishing just .48 seconds behind winners Kaillie Humphries and Melissa Lotholz of Canada. Humphries is the two-time reigning Olympic champion.
Meyers Taylor and Jones, who won the world championship together last season, set a new start record of 5.06 in their first heat and finished .83 seconds behind Humphries’ sled with times of 53.52 and 53.98.
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Brittany Reinbolt and Lauren Gibbs, who last week pushed Greubel Poser to gold, finished 12th.
Greubel Poser and Meyers Taylor continue to lead the way for the strong American team after Greubel Poser finished last season ranked No. 1 in the world cup standings and Meyers Taylor was tops in the IBSF overall ranking. The two also won six of eight world cup races last season and finished in the top three together seven times before giving the U.S. women their first double podium ever at the world championships.
The Whistler world cup event, which is held on the venue used during the 2010 Winter Games, wraps up on Saturday with men’s skeleton and four-man bobsled.
Karen Price is a reporter from Pittsburgh who has covered Olympic sports for various publications. She is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.