KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Lauryn Williams and Elana Meyers led the Olympic two-woman bobsled competition through the first three heats but could not finish the job on their final run Wednesday night and had to settle for a silver medal.
Williams, who graduated high school in Rochester, Pa., and Meyers entered Wednesday with a .23-second lead over Canadians Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse after Tuesday's first two heats. But Humphries and Moyse beat Williams and Meyers by .12 and .21 seconds on the third and fourth runs, respectively, clinching a gold medal with a total time of 3:50.61 and completing the rarely-executed bobsled comeback.
But Williams, a former sprinter who won silver at the 2004 Athens Games in the 100-meter dash and added a gold at the 2012 London Games as an alternate in the 100-meter relay, would still make history as the fifth athlete to medal at the summer and winter Olympics.
If Williams and Meyers had hung on to win gold, Williams would have been the first woman in Olympic history to win gold in the summer and winter Games.
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