Olympics: Chicago native Evans medals in bobsledding

Olympics: Chicago native Evans medals in bobsledding
February 19, 2014, 1:00 pm
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CSN Staff

Aja Evans didn't win gold, but the Chicago native was still part of history in Sochi.

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The bobsled duo of Evans and Jamie Greubel took bronze Wednesday, while USA's pairing of Elana Meyers and Lauryn williams took second. It was the first time two U.S. women's sledding teams have medaled.

Canada's Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse took gold, just 0.10 seconds ahead of Meyers and Williams. Evans and Greubel finished with a time of 3:51.61.

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Evans, the niece of former Cubs outfielder and hitting coach Gary Matthews, is a former track star, but switched to bobsled for the Winter Olympics. She trains with her brother, Fred, a defensive tackle with the Minnesota Vikings, and other NFL players -- including Bears running back Matt Forte.