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Top U.S. women’s bobsled takes front-end damage in training

Around the Games: Day 7 - 2014 Winter Olympic Games

on day 7 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Sanki Sliding Center on February 14, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

Al Bello

One day after it was crashed in training, the top U.S. women’s bobsled has been involved in a second incident today that left it with front-end damage.

According to the Associated Press, Meyers and her Sochi brakeman, Lauryn Williams, were in the USA-1 when it tagged the wall in the outrun at Sanki Sliding Center - just moments after they’d set the fastest time in training.

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Meyers and Williams did not take a second run so the BMW-designed sled could be fixed. Their teammates in the second U.S. sled, driver Jamie Greubel and alternate brakeman Kristi Koplin, wound up topping today’s second runs.

The women’s event begins on Tuesday and has its medal round on Wednesday. Meyers has been pegged as a potential contender to the Olympic title currently held by Kaillie Humphries of Canada.

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