PHOENIX - More athletes are punching their ticket to Pyeongchang ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympic games in South Korea next month. The latest to be named as part of the U.S. Women’s Olympic bobsled team is Elana Meyers-Taylor, who trains right here in the Valley.
“To be on that podium and to be in that atmosphere was crazy,” she said.
Another shot at the podium gunning for a gold medal is exactly what this California-born Olympian is looking for.
“I've been here before. I've been in a medal position,” she said.
Coming off the Women's Bobsled World Cup in Switzerland, this 5'8" athlete is ready for the next round.
“I'm having a blast. I'm enjoying every moment of it,” Meyers-Taylor said.
After having made personal history and set individual records, with a bronze medal in Vancouver and a silver in Sochi, Meyers-Taylor is ready to complete her trifecta.
“This entire year has been kind of a whirlwind,” she said.
After decades of training here in Arizona and competing all over the world, she says, she is ready to give it a go in Pyeongchang. With the support of her entire team, family and friends, it's easy to say Meyers-Taylor already feels like a champ, but she's going for gold for good measure.
Meyers-Taylor joins Lauren Gibbs and Aja Evans, who will be the push athletes on the 2018 team, along with pilot Jamie Greubel Poser.