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Kaillie Humphries and Phylicia George win bronze in the women’s bobsleigh

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Kaillie Humphries won her third consecutive Olympic bobsleigh medal last night, making her the most decorated Canadian Olympic bobsledder with two golds and one bronze.

Humphries’ competed with brakeman, Phylicia George. The pair slid to a time of 3:22.89.

(Vincent Ethier/CP)

After winning gold in the last two Winter Olympic games, Humphries and George had hopes of a third consecutive win. But the gold went to Germany’s Mariama Jamanka and Lisa Buckwitz in a time of 3:22.45.

Americans Elana Meyers Taylor and Lauren Gibbs were second in a time of 3:22.52.

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Phylicia has previously experienced Olympic life as a two-time Summer Olympian in the 100-meter hurdles. She is the first black Canadian to compete in both the Summer and Winter Olympics.

The 30-year-old from Markham, Ontario plans to return to the hurdles, hoping to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games.

Pictured here with Lolo Jones, another athlete who has competed in both the Summer Olympic 100-meter hurdles and the Winter Olympic bobsleigh (ANJA NIEDRINGHAUS / AP)

In addition to her two gold medals in 2010 and 2014, Humphries, the 32-year-old Calgarian also has 48 World Cup medals on her resume.

Humphries’ previous brakeman, Heather Moyse, retired in 2014. Humphries had to find a new brakeman, and George stepped away from the track to fill the spot.

Prince Edward Island’s Moyse returned to the bobsled program in September, joining with Edmonton’s Alysia Rissling as a new pair. The two finished in 6th place last night in Pyeongchang.

 

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Rachel Francois
Runner, writer, yogi, coffee enthusiast and Olympic writer for Victoria Buzz.

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