Canadians win in Whistler

Canadian bobsleigh ace Kaillie Humphries could not hide her delight after recreating her Vancouver Winter Olympic success with two-woman bobsleigh World Cup gold in Whistler.


Back in 2010, at the same track, Humphries and Heather Moyse took gold in the two-woman bobsleigh but while a Canadian duo repeated the trick in the World Cup the personnel were slightly different.

Humphries topped the podium alongside Emily Baadsvik this time round with Germany’s Sandra Kiriasis and Berit Wiacker taking the silver.

In some further symmetry with the 2010 Winter Olympics Helen Upperton and partner Shelly-Ann Brown, who claimed silver in Vancouver – were also back on the Whistler podium, claiming bronze.

And Humphries admitted the trip ‘home’ for the seventh race of the series, had, once again, been one to remember.

“I was really excited to come back here, home away from home,” said Humphries – who finished in 1.46.68 minutes.

“Emily and I have been pushing great all season and we really tried to focus on pushing even better and driving the most consistently here. This track I feel like I know pretty well and as long as I stayed focus I could have two consistent runs.”

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