February 26, 2016 2:12 pm
Updated: February 26, 2016 2:18 pm

Canada’s Kaillie Humphries wins women’s bobsled World Cup

Driver Kaillie Humphries with Cynthia Appiah, Genevieve Thibault and brakeman Melissa Lotholz, of Canada, compete in the four-person bobsled World Cup race on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, in Lake Placid, N.Y.

AP Photo/Mike Groll

KOENIGSSEE, Germany – Olympic champion Kaillie Humphries of Calgary clinched the women’s bobsled World Cup title after coming second to Elana Meyers Taylor of the United States in the final race of the season on Friday.

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Meyers Taylor and partner Kehri Jones trailed Humphries by 0.03 seconds after the first run but beat the Canadian and her brakeman Melissa Lotholz, from Barrhead, Alta., by the same margin on aggregate time at the end of the second heat.

Germany’s Anja Schneiderheinze took third, 0.22 seconds behind the winner.

Humphries earned the overall title at 1,720 points. Jamie Greubel Poser of the United States finished sixth in the race and took second place in the season standings with 1,628. Christina Hengster of Austria was third at 1,546.

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