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Two-woman bobsled combinations announced for 2021 World Championships



Kaillie Humphries, and Lolo Jones USABS

ALTENBERG, Germany (Feb. 1, 2020) – The 2021 World Championships kick off this weekend with the two-woman bobsled competition on Friday and Saturday in Altenberg, Germany. The winner will be determined by the team with the lowest four-run combined time held over the two days of racing.


The U.S. announced today the driver and push athlete combinations for its two sled entries. Kaillie Humphries (Carlsbad, Calif.) and Lolo Jones (Des Moines, Iowa), who are just coming off a World Cup win in Igls, Austria, will be racing together again this weekend. Humphries is the defending 2020 world champion. Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Ga.) has claimed three medals in the four World Cup races she’s entered this season. She’ll be racing with Sylvia Hoffman (Arlington, Texas), who earned two medals with Meyers Taylor this season.


The schedule is as follows, with all times listed in local time:


Friday

10:30 a.m.: Two-woman bobsled heat #1

12 p.m.: Two-woman bobsled heat #2


Saturday

2:30 p.m.: Two-woman bobsled heat #3

4 p.m.: Two-woman bobsled heat #4


Fans can watch the races on NBCSN, OlympicChannel.com, and the Olympic Channel. The broadcast schedule is outlined below, with all times listed in EST.

Feb. 218 a.m.Women’s Bobsled Run 1Olympic Channel | STREAM 9:30 a.m.Women’s Bobsled Run 2Olympic Channel | STREAMFeb. 229:30 a.m.Women’s Bobsled Run 3OlympicChannel.com | STREAM 11 a.m.Women’s Bobsled Run 4OlympicChannel.com | STREAM 5:30 p.m.*Women’s Bobsled Run 3Olympic Channel | STREAM 6:30 p.m.*Women’s Bobsled Run 4Olympic Channel | STREAMFeb. 231:30 a.m.*Women’s Bobsled Run 4NBCSN | STREAM

*Delayed broadcast

The two-man bobsled event will also be taking place this weekend on Saturday and Sunday. The American men have opted to return to the U.S. to prepare for the 2021-2022 team selection races, which will take place in March.

For media inquiries, please contact USABS Marketing and Communications Director Amanda Bird at amanda.bird@usabs.com.


About USA Bobsled/Skeleton

USA Bobsled/Skeleton (USABS), based in Lake Placid, N.Y., is the national governing body for the sports of bobsled and skeleton in the United States. For more information, please visit the USABS website at www.usabs.com. Individuals interested in becoming a bobsled or skeleton athlete can visit www.usabobsledskeleton.com.

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