Aja Evans gunning for 2016 Olympics in Rio

Aja Evans gunning for 2016 Olympics in Rio
March 5, 2014, 11:00 pm
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CSN Staff

After earning a bronze medal in Sochi, Aja Evans is feeling on top of the world.

The U.S. bobsledder sat down to speak with David Kaplan on SportsTalk Live to discuss her experience in Sochi, the thrill of medaling and what she's done since arriving back in the United States.

"So much has changed in a little under two years, and now I'm sitting here an an Olympic bronze medalist," she told Kaplan. "So it's awesome."

Comcast SportsNet followed Evans' journey leading up to Sochi -- you can watch all three parts of it here -- and she noted that hearing advice and well-wishes from her family, including uncle Gary Matthews, cousin Gary Matthews Jr. and brother Fred Evans, a defensive tackle for the Vikings, made her feel like she was part of the ultra-athletic family.

[WATCH: Aja Evans talks bronze medal win with Chuck Garfien]

"To hear those words come out of their mouths, it just empowered me," she said. "It gave me more and more push and got me ready for the Olympic games. And now that I have the medal I feel so accomplished."

And now that she's conquered bobsledding in the Winter Games, she's looking to get back to the track for a potential run at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio.

"I feel like that chapter of my life isn't over," she said. "So you may see me again."