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Kaillie Humphries adds Olympic champ Kiriasis to coaching team

Two-time defending Olympic bobsleigh champion Kaillie Humphries has added 2006 Olympic gold medallist Sandra Kiriasis to her coaching staff for the upcoming season. Kiriasis, a German pilot who like Humphries is a three-time world champion, joins the Canadian in preparation for the 2018 Winter Games.

German pilot is a 3-time world champion, World Cup record holder

Kaillie Humphries, right, and new coach Sandra Kiriasis have won the last three Olympic bobsleigh golds between them. (Facebook/Kaillie Humphries)

Two-time defending Olympic bobsleigh champion Kaillie Humphries has added 2006 Olympic gold medallist Sandra Kiriasis to her coaching staff for the upcoming season.

Kiriasis, a German pilot who like Humphries is a three-time world champion, joins the Canadian in preparation for the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The 42-year-old from Dresden is a record nine-time World Cup overall winner and also owns 46 individual titles.

"I'm really excited to work with another women's pilot who understand the sport like I do," Humphries told IBSF in a press release. "This sport can be very male-dominated, and sometimes a woman's opinion is needed.

"I competed against her for many years, she was a tough competitor, very knowledgeable about the sport and a great pilot. Having her help me gives an edge that other nations don't have."

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