Canadians Kaillie Humphries and Phylicia George have won the bronze in women’s bobsleigh at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
The pair came in third with a cumulative time of 3:22.89 over their four runs at the Olympics. Germany won gold with a time of 3:22.45 and the United States got silver with a time of 3:22.52.
The Canadians had been in fifth place coming into the last day of competition, but a solid third run bumped them up into medal contention.
“You know, we came out, pressure was on, we knew we had to perform,” Humphries said. “Overall our pushes over these four heats were absolutely fantastic, which is a testament to how hard Phylicia has worked as an athlete.”
This is Humphries’ third Olympic medal. She won gold in bobsleigh at the last two Olympics. George has competed in hurdles at the Summer Olympics.
“Each experience of the Games is completely different. This medal is extremely special. This one’s probably the most personal one for me, the most emotional,” Humphries said.
Another Canadian sled, with Alysia Rissling and Heather Moyse, came in sixth. More Canadians, Christine De Bruin and Melissa Lotholz, came in seventh.
This is Canada’s second bobsleigh medal this Olympics. Justin Kripps and Alex Kopacz tied for gold with Germany in the two-man event.
–With files from the Canadian Press