Lochner, Meyers Taylor win World Cup bobsled races

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) World junior champion Johannes Lochner of Germany raced to his first World Cup victory in a two-man bobsled event on Saturday.

Elana Meyers Taylor of the United States piloted partner Briauna Jones to victory by just 0.01 second over Canada's Kaillie Humphries and Melissa Lotholz, the World Cup leaders, in the women's race.

Lochner and partner Christian Rasp held their first-run lead to finish 0.28 second ahead of fellow Germans Francesco Friedrich and Martin Grothkopp.

U.S. pilot Steven Holcomb was the fastest in the second run on the Olympia track with partner Carlo Valdes, helping him rise from seventh place to secure third, 0.67 back.

Won Yunjong of South Korea retained his overall standings lead despite finishing ninth on Saturday.

Meyers Taylor topped 140 kph (87 mph) on the second run to claim the victory, and third place went to American teammates Jamie Greubel Poser and Lauren Gibbs, who trailed by 0.15.

Greubel Poser is second overall and Meyers Taylor is fourth with three races left.

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