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2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

Bobsleigh

Bobsleigh is a winter sport, in which teams race down narrow, twisted ice tracks in gravity-power sleds.
In the 2014 Winter Olympics, there is one athlete that has caught the attention of many, including me, not only because we come from the same place, but because of her passion to be better. She definitely has her eye on the metal!

Equipment

The equipment used for this sport are starter shoes, brakes, push handles, steering control, and your two man or four man sled. What would this sport be without these vital items? The Jamaican bobsled team knows how frustrating problems at the Olympics can be. The team arrived in Russia with a winning attitude, but their equipment didn't come with them. How was this problem solved?

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/sochi/2014/02/05/jamaican-bobsled-team-winston-watts-equipment/5220887/

Has Science and Technology Improved Bobsleigh?

Training...Strength, Power, and Speed.

Aja Evans Olympic bobsled hopeful in training

Aja Evans

Aja Evans was officially selected to compete in the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Evans transitioned to bobsledding in 2012, after being a five-time All-American and three-time Big Ten champion at Illinois. She started to shine after she broke the state record by scoring 794/800 points. She then later won the National Push Championship title in the 2012-2013 season. In 2013, she became the first athlete that has ever scored a perfect 800/800 and won her second National Championship.


http://www.fightingillini.com/sports/w-xctrack/spec-rel/012014aaa.html

What Inspires Olympic Medalists Elana Meyers and Aja Evans?

Schedule

Sunday February 16

Two-man Heat 1 @ 20:15

Two-man Heat 2 @ 21:50


Monday February 17

Two-man Heat 3 @ 18:30

Two-man Heat 4@ 20:05


Tuesday February 18

Women’s Heat 1 @ 19:15

Women’s Heat 2 @ 20:23


Wednesday February 19

Women’s Heat 3 @ 20:15

Women’s Heat 4 @ 21:23


Saturday February 22

Four-man Heat 1 @ 20:30

Four-man Heat 2 @ 22:00


Sunday February 3

Four-man Heat 3 @ 13:30

Four-man Heat 4 @ 15:00

Results

Hard work pays off!


1. Canada 1 (Kaillie Humphries, Heather Moyse), 3:50.61.

2. United States 1 (Elana Meyers, Lauryn Williams), 3:50.71.

3. United States 2 (Jamie Greubel, Aja Evans), 3:51.61.

4. Netherlands 1 (Esme Kamphuis, Judith Vis), 3:52.27.