Kaillie Humphries earns her first Olympic medal for Team USA and fourth Olympic medal overall, after clinching the gold in women's monobob during the 2022 Winter Games.
The 35-year-old Canada native has competed in the bobsled since 2002 after a couple of crashes turned her away from a career in skiing. Humphries competed for Canada at first and won her first two gold medals for her home country in Vancouver in 2010 and Sochi in 2014.
After a bronze medal finish in the two-woman bobsled in Pyeonchang (2018), Humphries alleges she was verbally and mentally harassed by her coach, which led to her decision to compete for Team USA. She was sworn in as a US citizen in December.
“I have had to earn the right to represent this country,” said Humphries. “And that’s what I think will make this Olympics so special.”
Humphries represented Team USA during the 2022 Beijing Games and secured her third gold medal of her career in women's monobob. She also competed in the two-woman bobsled final in Beijing, placing seventh alongside her brakeman Kaysha Love, behind USA's Elana Meyers Taylor who clinched the bronze.