Meyers Taylor eyeing up improvements despite bobsleigh halfway lead

Meyers Taylor eyeing up improvements despite bobsleigh halfway lead
By Sportsbeat

17/02/2017 at 19:32Updated 17/02/2017 at 20:24

Elana Meyers Taylor is in course for gold at the halfway stage of the women's bobsleigh World Championships after a fine first two runs in Koenigssee.

The 2015 world champion sits just 0.02 seconds ahead of the field, but admitted it was not her best performance in Germany, set to return to the drawing board to work out where she can improve on her 1:43.14 halfway total.

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But it's the Canadian, alongside Kehri Jones, who leads the way with just two runs to go, though Kaillie Humphries is in touching distance after profiting from two very consistent runs with Melissa Lotholz.

And the Olympic champion is confident there is more still to come, hopeful of hitting top spot if she can string her form together across the entire race.

She said: "I am happy with how I drove but we were way behind at the start. So if we will be faster there tomorrow, that will help a lot."

Humphries separates what is a desperately tight top three, with American Jamie Greubel Poser just 0.05 seconds off the lead alongside Aja Evans.

That came after an excellent second run for the pair, with their effort of 51.38 seconds the best in the competition.

Home favourite Mariama Jamanka sits in fourth, with a time of 1:43.18 ahead of Saturday’s second stint.