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Kaillie Humphries and Phylicia George slide to bronze in women's bobsleigh

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Ainsley Smith Feb 21, 2018 6:34 am 314

Canada has picked up another medal at the Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games.

Kaillie Humphries of Calgary and Phylicia George of Markham won bronze in the women’s bobsleigh competition on Wednesday.

Humphries, who is a two-time defending Olympic gold medallist from Vancouver (2010) and Sochi (2014) raced to a time of three minutes 22.89 seconds with brakeman George.

This bronze win makes Humphries the first Canadian bobsledder to win three Olympic medals.

For George, this is not only her first Olympic medal but her Winter Olympic debut, as she’s previously competed at two Summer Games in the 100m hurdles, making the final at both London 2012 and Rio 2016.

Elana Meyers Taylor and Lauren Gibbs of the US placed second with 3:22.52, while Germany’s Mariama Jamanka and Lisa Buckwitz won gold in 3:22.45.

As of Wednesday, Canada has nine gold medals, five silver, and seven bronze bringing Team Canada’s total to 21 medals thus far at the Games.

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail her at [email protected]
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