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Kaillie Humphries, Heather Moyse win bobsled gold

Kaillie Humphries, Heather Moyse win bobsled gold

Posted by Juan Gavasa on February 19, 2014

Canadians Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse made history on Wednesday, becoming the first women bobsledders to repeat as Olympic champions. Humphries and Moyse posted a blistering final run for a combined time of three minutes, 50.61 seconds.

The American sleds finished with a silver and bronze, respectively. Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams finished second with a time of 3:50.71, while compatriots Jamie Greubel and Aja Evans took third in 3:51.61.

Calgary pilot Humphries and brakeman Moyse, of Summerside, P.E.I., who won gold at the 2010 Vancouver, are the first women to repeat as Olympic bobsleigh champions. Edmonton’s Jenny Ciochetti and Chelsea Valois, of Zenon Park, Sask., finished 13th at 3:54.49. The gold-medal victory puts Humphries and Moyse among the legends of Canadian Olympians.

Humphries was simply brilliant with her driving throughout the four runs. But the Canadians were uncharacteristically off with their starts, allowing Meyers and Williams to grab a 0.11-second lead heading into the final run.

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