Kaillie Humphries is one of bobsleigh's greats, having won the two-woman race at Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014, and bronze at PyeongChang 2018 while competing for Canada. In 2019, the Calgary-born driver switched allegiance to the USA, and won two-woman gold at the 2020 World Championships. Two more World Championships golds were added in 2021, including the monobob which will made its Olympic debut at Beijing 2022.
Kaillie Humphries began her international career as a brakewoman, earning a place in the Canadian team for Turin 2006. After parading with the rest of the delegation at the Opening Ceremony, her dreams of competing were dashed when she was informed by team management that she would not be taking part. “I just started crying and went to my room. I thought, ‘Do I stay here and gain experience or do I go home?’” she said. “I decided to stay and support my team by cheering them on. I thought I couldn’t let that be my Olympic experience, so that was when I made the decision to become a bobsleigh pilot.”
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