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A handful of Team USA athletes have successfully transferred their talent from one sport to another over the years. Eddie Eagan, Lauryn Williams and Elana Meyers Taylor are among the greats to transfer from sports like boxing, softball and track & field. The athletes then shifted their focus to become Olympic bobsledders.

Eagan is still the only athlete from any country to win gold medals at both summer and winter Olympic Games, a feat that has stood for 85 years. In 2014, Williams teamed up with driver Elana Meyers Taylor to win the silver medal, barely missing a chance to equal Eddie Eagan with gold in both the summer and winter Games. However, Williams became the first U.S. woman to medal at both the summer and winter editions of the Games.