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Lauryn Williams makes international bobsled return this week

Lauryn Williams

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 20: (BROADCAST-OUT) Lauryn Williams of the USA Bobsled team poses in the Olympic Park during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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Lauryn Williams, who in Sochi became the fifth athlete to win Summer and Winter Olympic medals, will compete in an international bobsled race for the first time since the Olympics in Konigssee, Germany, on Friday.

Williams, 31 and a three-time track and field Olympian, said she was all but retired in April but decided to come back at the U.S. push championships in October.

She didn’t compete in the first three World Cup stops in Calgary, Lake Placid, N.Y., and Altenberg, Germany.

Williams is the only push athlete from the Sochi Olympics still bobsledding. Both Aja Evans and Lolo Jones are pursuing track and field, a sport Williams said she is definitely finished with.

Williams won silver in Sochi with driver Elana Meyers Taylor, who won all three races so far this season and leads the World Cup standings over Olympic champion Kaillie Humphries.

It hasn’t been reported if Williams will return with Meyers Taylor or another driver in Konigssee.

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