Kaillie Humhpries, right, and her brakeman Chelsea Valois, left, picked up another two-man bobsleigh win over the weekend, helping Humphries notch her sixth straight World Cup victory. (File/Associated Press)
Every Monday, the CBCSports.ca team will pick one Canadian athlete
that excelled on the international stage over the weekend. This week's
winner is Kaillie Humphries, whose dominance in bobsleigh saw her pick
up a sixth-straight World Cup win.
Every Monday, the CBCSports.ca team will pick one Canadian athlete that excelled on the international stage over the weekend. This week's winner is Kaillie Humphries, whose dominance in bobsleigh saw her pick up a sixth-straight World Cup win.
Humphries (Calgary, Alta.) and her new brakeman, Chelsea Valois (Zenon Park, Sask.) posted the fastest combined runs in Whistler, B.C. on Friday, picking up gold medals and continuing Humphries' winning streak which started in Whistler last February -- the same track where she won Olympic gold in 2010.
So those golden races (a World Cup event in Calgary, the 2011 world championships and all three World Cup events this season) are all the more amazing when you realize her new teammate had been practicing bobsleigh a little over a month before their first World Cup race.
Humphries chatted with CBC Sports Weekend host Scott Russell after the win in Lake Placid, N.Y., earlier this month, and discussed how she has dealt with a rotating cast of teammates:
Kirsten Moore-Towers (St. Catherines, Ont.) and Dylan Moscovitch (Toronto, Ont.) won silver at the NHK Trophy in Sendai, Japan, on Sunday, booking their spot in the Grand Prix final. You can watch their free program below:
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