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Canadian Athlete of the Weekend: Kaillie Humphries

Posted: Monday, November 26, 2012 | 10:41 AM

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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) 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)

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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:

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Honourable mentions:

  • 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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  • Alex Gough (Calgary, Alta.) had a big weekend to start the skeleton season -- she won an individual bronze, and a silver in the team relay event in Austria.

  • Rickey Foley (Oshawa, Ont.) was named the Most Valuable Canadian at the 100th Grey Cup as his Argos won the league championship at home

  • The four-man bobsled team of Chris Spring (Calgary, Alta.), Tim Randall (Burlington, Ont.), Adam Rosenke (Edmonton, Alta.) and Ben Coakwell (Saskatoon, Sask.) won bronze in Whistler. Spring drove the Canada 2 sled to a two-run time of one minute 43.83 seconds for his first World Cup medal.

  • Christine Nesbitt (London, Ont.) and Ivanie Blonin (Ottawa, Ont.) took home bronze and silver medals, respectively, at a World Cup speedskating competition just outside of Moscow, Russia on Saturday.

  • Lyndon Rush (Humboldt, Sask.) and Lascelles Brown (Calgary, Alta.) won their first silver medal as a two-man bobsled team at Whistler.

  • Sarah Reid (Calgary, Alta.) also came away with a medal at Whistler, a silver in skeleton.

  • Brad Richards (Murray Harbour, PEI) and Scott Hartnell (Regina, Sask.) may be locked out of playing in the NHL, but the two helped organize Operation Hat Trick, a charity game in Atlantic City, N.J., to support those suffering the after-effects from Superstorm Sandy.

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