Elana Meyers, a Southerner and the daughter of an NFL player (Falcons RB Eddie Meyers), always dreamed of being an Olympian, and honed her skills as a softball player to make that dream come true. Now, after softball has been dropped from the Olympic slate, Meyers is an Olympian. A bobsledding Olympian.
Meyers is part of the U.S. two-man bobsled team after picking up the sport two years ago. She was invited to bobsledding camp by the USOC after a tryout for the softball national team did not work out. The poor softball tryout ended up being a blessing in disguise after softball was dropped and Meyers took so well to bobsledding.
Now, Meyers finds herself as the only Olympian from Georgia. She has gone on her own personal PR campaign, cajoling Atlanta radio stations over Twitter to interview her. "Did you know there is a Georgian on the roster of the 2010 US Olympic team? Bobsledder Elana Meyers from Douglasville."