U.S. Wins Gold and Silver in First Ever Olympic Women’s Monobob
(BEIJING) — Kaillie Humphries has captured a third Olympic gold medal, and her first for the U.S.
The former Canadian bobsledder was an easy winner of the inaugural women’s monobob event. It’s the first sliding medal for the U.S. in seven events so far—the others being four in luge and two in skeleton—at the Beijing Games.
Elana Meyers-Taylor of the U.S. came in second. It was the fourth medal of Meyers Taylor’s career, the most won by anyone in USA Bobsled history.
Humphries now has four medals, three for Canada. In 2019, she began to slide for the U.S. and was granted citizenship in December. She was able to represent the U.S. at Beijing.
Canada’s Christine de Bruin won bronze