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Humphries Makes History
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By cdnolympicteam

2010 Olympic champion and reigning world champ Kaillie Humphries and rookie brakeman Chelsea Valois were at it again today storming through the Bobsleigh world to win their fifth consecutive World Cup event of the 2012-13 season. The undefeated duo claimed a gold medal today in La Plagne, France after sliding to the fastest time in both heats – 1:01.55 and 1:01.75 – to post a  two-run time of 2:03.30 down the 1,507-metre track.

“I wouldn’t have guessed this would happen at the beginning of the year, but I’m not shocked either,” said Humphries. “I think everyone believes they are capable of something like this, and always hope for it, so I’m very happy we have been able to do it.”

The victory is Humphries’ eighth World Cup victory to go along with a 2012 World Championship gold medal and her 2010 Olympic gold medal. Valois is setting an impressive streak herself by setting a new undefeated record to begin a career.

“What Chelsea is doing has never been done before so that is history in the making on its own,” said Humphries. “She works so hard, is very intelligent and wants to get to her optimal potential. We are going to keep working together to be our very best.”

For Valois, a native of Zenon Park, Sask., teaming with Humphries has meant immediate success in a sport that normally has a big learning curve.

“I <pinch> myself all the time,” laughed Valois. “I knew if I made Kaillie’s team I would have some success, but this is absolutely awesome. Every track is new to me, and I still have a lot to learn, but today was another great day and continued proof that Kaillie and I are working well together.”

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