Join the Olympic Club

An all-access community uniting and rewarding Team Canada fans – it’s free. Gain points, rewards and get email updates from your Canadian Olympic Team.

Humphries, Valois Golden at Worlds

Humphries, Valois Golden at Worlds
Canadian Olympic Team Mark

By cdnolympicteam

Kaillie Humphries of Calgary, AB, and Chelsea Valois of Zenon Park, SK have done it again and this time on the biggest non-Olympic stage by capturing gold 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.

Photo: Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton

Courtesy Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton

“People don’t understand what this place means to us athletes. It is the birthplace of our sport and the longest track in the world that demands experience and skill so it means the world to me to win the World Championships here.”

The victory marks Humphries second consecutive gold medal at Worlds after she became the first Canadian woman to capture a world title after she finished in first place in 2012 with Jennifer Ciochetti on the breaks.

The podium finish lines the duo up nicely for the next competition at the Sochi World Cup test event where competitors will get their first taste of the track they will slide on at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

“We learned last week that every hundredth-of-a-second matters so we just wanted to focus on pushing as hard as we could and not hold anything back,” said Valois. “I’m overwhelmed. It is feels amazing and has been quite a year for sure.”

RELATED VIDEOS

Canadian Olympic Team Mark

By cdnolympicteam

Olympic Club

Upcoming GamesSee All

Rio 2016

Rio 2016

History will be made in 2016 when Rio de Janeiro, Brazil hosts the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, marking the first time that a South American country will welcome the world to an Olympic Games. It is also just the third time that the Games will be held in the southern hemisphere, following Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.

Top Team Canada Fans

Al Redpath

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 74448 points
  • Earned this week: 5830 points

Kerri McGregor

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 57566 points
  • Earned this week: 3630 points

Ivy Tennis

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 46775 points
  • Earned this week: 2400 points

Clay Naslund

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 36186 points
  • Earned this week: 2020 points

Adam Kohn

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 35417 points
  • Earned this week: 2495 points

Michelle Chow

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 26307 points
  • Earned this week: 1149 points

Benn Wood

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 24760 points

Ian Duff

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 18725 points
  • Earned this week: 625 points

Website by zync.ca | Programmed by Trew Knowledge | Powered by WordPress.com VIP

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,281 other followers