Meet German Bobsledder Annika Drazek

Halfway through the women’s bobsled event at the Winter Olympics, two American teams — Elana Taylor and Lauren Gibbs; Jamie Poser and Aja Evans — are in prime position to medal, as they are currently ranked second and fourth respectively. However, if you’re looking for some non-Americans to watch in the final two runs, we suggest paying attention to German Annika Drazek (and her partner, and pilot, Stephanie Schneider).

The German duo came into Pyeongchang with eyes on the bronze, and that is what they would take home if they maintain their current position (via the WestFalenPost):

“To get the bronze medal, that would be my absolute desire,” says Drazek and adds: “I want the medal, nothing else. This is clearly the focus, it tingles in the feet. “

Quickhits on Annika from her Olympics profile:

— She’s a former sprinter
— Aims to be a pilot after PyeongChang; she’s currently the brakewoman
— Employed by the German federal police
— Won gold at the 2016 IBSF World Championships
– Not a fan of dopers