Kaillie Humphries wins Olympic bronze in women’s bobsled

Kaillie Humphries (Wikimedia Commons)

For the third time in her career, Kaillie Humphhries of Calgary, Alberta is an Olympic medalist in bobsledding. On Wednesday, Humphries along with brakewoman Phylicia George of Toronto, Ontario captured bronze in women’s bobsled at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang.

Humphries and George posted a third place four-run time of three minutes, 22.89 seconds. Mariama Jamanka and Lisa Buckwitz of Germany won the gold medal with a time of three minutes, 22.45 seconds. Elana Meyers Taylor and Lauren Gibbs of the United States won the silver medal with a time of three minutes, 22.52 seconds.

Humphries and George won their bronze medal by eight one hundredths of a second. Stephanie Schneider and Annika Drazek of Germany finished in fourth place with a time of three minutes, 22.97 seconds.

Heading into run number three, Humphries and George were in medal contention as they were four one hundredths of a second back of Schneider and Drazek who held the bronze medal position, and two one hundredths of a second back of Americans Jamie Greubel Poser and Aja Evans, who were in fourth place at the time.

The third run is where Humphries and George made up time and moved from fifth to third, They were 0.19 seconds faster than Schneider and Drazek and seven one-hundredths of a second faster than Greubel Poser and Evans. In the fourth run, Schneider and Drazek were faster than Humphries and George, but the Canadians maintained their bronze medal position.

Humphries’s two previous Olympic medals were gold with Heather Moyse of Summerside, Prince Edward Island. Humphries and Moyse placed first at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver and the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

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