American athlete Lauryn Williams became one of few women in the history of the modern Olympic movement to win medals in both the winter and summer Olympic Games.
The previous day, Williams, paired with Elana Meyer, won silver in the women’s bobsleigh competition. The American track and field athlete already held a gold medal from London 2012 as a team members of the 4x100m relay, and in 2004 in Sydney, where Williams won the silver medal in the individual 100m.
Lauryn Williams wasn’t quite fast enough to reach gold. The American was in the lead after the first three races, two of which athletes finished with a record start. However on the final descent, the Canadians made up time by a tenth of a second and finished with a final margin of 0.10 seconds.
“It’s really cool to be here tonight and to be on a podium and to get that silver medal, I came here not to make history but to help the USA. And I feel like I did the best I could for it and I’m really excited with our performance and we’re happy to be here”, said Williams.