TORONTO – Sports -Team Canada won today. Kaillie Humphries of Calgary, AB, and Chelsea Valois of Zenon Park, SK have done it again! This time Canada’s top women bobsledders captured gold on the biggest non-Olympic stage in a four-run time of 4:30.31 at the Bobsleigh World Championships today in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
Humphries beat out American pilot Elana Meyers by 0.68 seconds. Multiple world champion Sandra Kiriasis claimed bronze.
Humphries, the 2010 Olympic gold medallist, extended her remarkable podium streak to 12-straight events with the last nine medals captured with her rookie brakeman Valois.
“I’m ecstatic,” beamed Humphries at the finish line. “Our goal all year was to win World Championships and we did it. This is the perfect end to a great season and to do it in St. Moritz is the ultimate for any bobsledder.
Team Canada – COC Statement
The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) issued the following statement after world and Olympic champion bobsledder Kaillie Humphries, together with brakeman Chelsea Valois, raced to victory and defended her title at the world championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
“Congratulations to Kaillie and Chelsea on this remarkable victory, setting the example for what it means to dominate a sport, and setting the stage for Canadian dominance in Sochi in 2014. Throughout Kaillie and Chelsea’s tremendous season, they have shown the world how Canadians win: through passion, teamwork, and an indomitable determination to be the best in the world. Truly, they have raised the bar for excellence in their sport.”