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Bronze for bobsledder Pac

Posted by Chad Finn, Globe Staff  February 24, 2010 10:20 PM

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Erin Pac of Farmington, Conn. and teammate Elana Meyers claimed the bronze medal tonight in the women's bobsled at Whistler Sliding Park.

Pac, the driver of the sled, and Meyers had a four-heat combined time of 3 minutes 33.40 seconds after their final run of :53.78.

Gold and silver both went to Canadian pairs. Kallie Humphries and Heather Moyse of Canada 1 claimed the gold medal with a four-heat time of 3:32.28, including a clocking of :53.23 in their fourth heat as the final tandem down the course.

Helen Upperton and Shelley-Ann Brown of Canada 2 won the silver for the home team with an overall time 3:33.13 after finishing with the fastest fourth-heat time of :53.17.

There were 20 sleds in the race, with their order determined in the final heat by reverse order of their standings. Pac and Meyers were the second-to-last pair to go, meaning they were in position for the silver after three heats.

But after a fast start, they had some turbulence some slight wobbles as they navigated a couple of turns in the middle of the track and fell off Canada 2's pace.

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