Germany's Jamanka wins, Meyers Taylor 2nd for US in bobsled

Germany's Jamanka wins, Meyers Taylor 2nd for US in bobsled
Andreea Grecu und Teodora Andreea Vlad from Rumania compete during the women's bobsled World Cup race in Schoenau am Koenigsee, Germany, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. (Tobias Hase/dpa via AP)

KOENIGSSEE, Germany (AP) — Olympic champion Mariama Jamanka of Germany teamed with Annika Drazek to win a World Cup women’s bobsled race Saturday, their third victory in four starts this season.

Elana Meyers Taylor and Lake Kwaza of the U.S. were second, their best finish of the season and the top World Cup finish so far in 2018-19 by any USA Bobsled and Skeleton sled. Germany took third in the sled driven by Stephanie Schneider and pushed by Ann-Christin Strack.

Jamanka posted the fastest time in both heats. Meyers Taylor and Kwaza got their third medal of the season, with the first two being bronze. Also for the U.S., Brittany Reinbolt and Lauren Gibbs finished 14th.

The two-man race was being held later Saturday.