Douglasville native Elana Meyers Taylor and United States bobsled teammate Lauren Gibbs are in second place after the first day of competition at the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea.
The two are just 0.07 seconds behind the German team after Tuesday morning’s two heats.
Meyers Taylor and Gibbs are trying to become the United States’ first women’s bobsled team to win a gold medal since 2002.
“I’m confident that tomorrow we’re going to go out there and throw it down,” Meyers Taylor said in the post-race press conference.
A graduate of Lithia Springs High, Meyers Taylor has won a bronze in 2010 in Vancouver and a silver in 2014 in Sochi.
In there first heat, Meyers Taylor and Gibbs set a track record in jumping to first place. The second run, which was 0.29 seconds slower, dropped them into second place behind the German team of Mariama Jamanka and Lisa Buckwitz.
The competition at the Olympics resumes at 6:40 a.m. on Wednesday on NBC.