SOCHI, Russia — In a story Feb. 14, The Associated Press reported erroneously that U.S. bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor had already secured her first overall World Cup title prior to competing in Sochi. Meyers Taylor actually clinched her title on Feb. 14.
A corrected version of the story is below:
US bobsledder Meyers Taylor secures World Cup title
US bobsledder Meyers Taylor wins in Sochi to secure her 1st overall World Cup title
U.S. bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor finished her two-woman World Cup campaign in dominant fashion Saturday with her sixth victory of the eight-race season to secure her first overall World Cup title. She is the first female U.S. pilot to do so for 14 years.
Meyers Taylor, the silver medalist at the 2014 Winter Olympics, and brakeman Cherrelle Garrett won by 0.61 seconds over two runs from Canada's Kaillie Humphries and Melissa Lotholz.
"Winning six gold medals this season is incredible, and it's a huge testament to how hard Cherrelle, the coaches and all of my teammates worked this season," Meyers Taylor said.
The American missed Olympic gold on the same Sochi track last year when she lost by one-tenth of a second to Humphries.
"I don't think it's sunk in yet," she said. "It felt so good to come back here and to face everything that happened last year."
Third place went to the U.S. duo of Jamie Greubel Poser and Lauren Gibbs, who missed out on silver by 0.01.
"It definitely feels great to come away with a medal here," Greubel Poser said. "We were so close to silver, just one-hundredth of a second, but I can't dwell on it."