Here is star hurdler Lolo Jones in her first World Cup bobsled competition.
Reigning world champion Kaillie Humphries of Calgary won the gold medal in the bobsled season-opener, beating the United States team of Jones and Jazmine Fenlator.
Humphries and brakewoman Chelsea Valois of Zenon Park, Sask., finished the two runs at Lake Placid in one minute 54.86 seconds 0.47 seconds ahead of Fenlator and Jones, a two-time Olympian in hurdles.
Another historic day for women in Saudi Arabia: Sarah Attar became the first female track and field athlete to represent the country at an Olympics when she competed in the 800 metres heats on Wednesday.
The 19-year-old, who wore a white head cover, a long-sleeved green top and black leggings and sported luminous green running spikes, received a generous ovation from a capacity crowd at the Olympic stadium as she trailed in last of the eight runners.
“It’s an incredible experience,” Attar, who has dual United States citizenship and is a student at Pepperdine University in Los Angeles, told reporters. “It is the hugest honour to be here to represent the women of Saudi Arabia. ”It is an historic moment. I hope it will make a difference. It is a huge step forward. It’s a really incredible experience.“