TribLIVE

| Sports

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Kovacevic: For Williams, bobsled all uphill

AP
Lauryn Williams, a former Rochester resident, gets out of her sled after a training run for the two-man bobsled at the Winter Olympics on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

TribLIVE Sports Videos

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.
By Dejan Kovacevic
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, 8:24 a.m.
 

SOCHI, Russia — If there's one particularly damning perception to be culled from the stunning, stirring news Saturday that Lauryn Williams will be riding with the elite USA-1 bobsled at these Olympics, it's that she's making it look easy.

I mean way too easy.

The little racer from Rochester is making it look as if anyone with stout legs, snazzy spandex and a Robocop helmet could waltz onto a track and give it a whirl.

“Well, she does make it look very easy,” Elana Meyers was telling me Saturday after the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation's announcement. Meyers will be the driver of USA-1, as had long been expected given her impeccable credentials, and Williams will be the brakeman, which was decidedly not expected. “But then again, she's one of the best athletes on the planet, so I'm sure she'd make anything look easy.”

Here's betting our man Eddie made it look easy, too.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Steelers trying to get missing defensive pieces on field
  2. In reworking contract, Steelers WR Brown gets hefty pay raise
  3. Wilmerding targeted for mobile farmers market
  4. Cole struggles as Brewers continue Miller mastery over Pirates
  5. Western Pa. played role, was transformed by victory in World War II
  6. Pirates notebook: 6 September call-ups include first-timer Diaz
  7. Steelers running back eager to prove he can help bridge gap to Bell
  8. 22-month-old boy shot, killed in North Side; stepfather charged
  9. Steelers’ Tomlin disappointed by Bryant suspension
  10. No bitter brew for Mercer over reduced playing time after injury
  11. NFL notebook: Jaguars TE Thomas to have surgery, miss 3 games