Humphries & Moyse golden in St. Moritz

Humphries & Moyse golden in St. Moritz

By Asif Hossain

Canada woke up to a golden Saturday when a powerful second run vaulted Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse to first place from 10th at a World Cup bobsleigh event in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

The reigning Olympic champions – who will be in Sochi to defend their title – posted a total time of 2 minutes and 16.96 seconds, then waited and watched nine sleds fail to beat their ultimately victorious slide.

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Humphries praised Moyse of Summerside, Prince Edward Island, saying she “pushed amazing today” and that her confidence was key for the Calgary, Alberta native to “drive the very best run I could and it was good enough for today.”

The Canadian sled was 0.40 seconds behind the first run leaders Fabienne Meyer and Tanja Mayer of Switzerland. They finished with a bronze medal. Germans Cathleen Martini and Christin Senkel were second.

Humphries & Moyse shed 0.66 seconds over their first run of 1:08.81 to take World Cup gold at the birthplace of bobsleigh.

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By Asif Hossain

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