10 quick things to know about Georgia bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor

There are a few things you should know about the Georgia Olympian representing Team USA before she attempts to win the gold on Wednesday.

Elana Meyers Taylor is considered one of the best bobsledding pilots in the sport.

Did you know that?

She's also from Georgia. That's not where you typically expect the elite Winter Olympians to call home.

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Meyers Taylor, 33, is closing in on a gold medal she's been coveting ever since she won the silver in women's bobsledding in Sochi. She was 0.1 seconds behind Canada's Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse, who won the gold medal, and has been motivated by it ever since.

Didn't know that, either? There are a few things you should know about the Georgia Olympian representing Team USA before she attempts to win the gold on Wednesday.

1. This is her 3rd Olympics

She made her Olympic debut in Vancouver, and four years later she competed at the Winter Games in Sochi.

2. She has 2 Olympic medals

In Vancouver, Meyers Taylor won a bronze medal. She won silver in Sochi (but she'll tell you she should have won gold).

3. She is a pilot

That means she actually steers the sled with her hands as it runs down the course. She was a brakeman in her first Olympics in Vancouver.

4. She's married to a bobsledder

She's married to Nic Taylor, who is also a bobsledder. Taylor is an alternate for Team USA's men's bobsled team in PyeongChang. Taylor acts as a mentor and coach for Meyers Taylor.

5. Her father trained with the Falcons

Her father is Eddie Meyers, a former Navy football player who decided to forgo the NFL Draft to serve his country as a Marine. However, he spent six summers training with the Atlanta Falcons from 1982-87.

6. She is from Douglasville, Georgia

Meyers Taylor and her husband do not have a home since they travel frequently, but Meyers Taylor was raised in Douglasville. Meyers Taylor's parents still reside in Georgia.

7. She played softball

She was pretty good, too. She played softball at George Washington University where she got her master's degree. She said she can still throw up to 70 miles per hour.

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8. She started in 2007

She was motivated by other athletes jumping over to the sport. It was her mother who pushed her to get into the sport. She started in 2007 and started entering competitions the same year. She started winning medals the following year.

9. She's donating her brain to research

Meyers Taylor is quick to admit how dangerous her sport is. She suffered a major concussion in 2015. She will donate her brain for concussion research, specifically to the Concussion Legacy Foundation for research on concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

10. She's trying to make history

Meyers Taylor is attempting to win Team USA's first gold in women's bobsled since Jill Bakken and Vonetta Flowers won it in 2002. That was when the event made its Olympic debut.