The USA bobsledding team of Georgia native Elana Meyers Taylor and Lauren Gibbs won the silver medal at the Winter Olympics.
SILVER. 🥈 pic.twitter.com/QNYObob6Lo— USA Bobsled Skeleton (@USABS) February 21, 2018
After the news broke on social media, many Twitter users –– even a couple of Georgia politicians –– erupted with congratulations.
@eamslider24 @lagibbs84 Congratulations on winning Silver Elana, Lauren, what a competition. Amazing job!!!— Rick Swanson (@RickSwansonNY) February 21, 2018
Congratulations to silver medalist @eamslider24 in women's bobsled! We are very proud of Douglasville, GA,-native Elana Meyers Taylor's achievements and dedication! #TeamUSA— Johnny Isakson (@SenatorIsakson) February 21, 2018
Congratulations to @eamslider24 of Douglasville on winning a silver medal in the women's bobsled! From Georgia to PyeongChang, we are proud of your accomplishments and inspired by your dedication.— Governor Nathan Deal (@GovernorDeal) February 21, 2018
@eamslider24 congrats from Dunwoody!! We are ecstatic!!— Robert Slater (@SlaterpltSlater) February 21, 2018
Beautiful sportsmanship in women's two-man bobsled. It shows a lot of class when a close-fought victory is lost to still be positive and proud of your silver! @eamslider24 #Olympics— Caitlin Zinsser (@DiversityJane) February 21, 2018
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