Canadian bobsledder Humphries planning to race for US

Canadian bobsledder Humphries planning to race for US

Agency News

Ottawa, Sep 13 : Canada's two-time Olympic bobsled gold medalist Kaillie Humphries is seeking to race for the US this coming season and beyond.

Humphries has been asking her release from Canada for several weeks. She is marrying former US men's bobsledder Travis Armbruster on Saturday, and that would allow her to represent the US in competition, provided the two-time world champion and four-time overall World Cup champion is released by Canada.

Humphries has been estranged from Canada's bobsled program for over a year after filing harassment and abuse claims. She did not race last season and has not competed in a major international race since winning a bronze medal at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Under international rules, Humphries would need to have secured her release by September 30 to be able to compete for the US this season. The US team is scheduled to begin training on ice in early October.

Humphries won Olympic gold in 2010 and 2014, and took third at last year's Pyeongchang Games. She has won 22 World Cup races in her career, going back to 2009. (UNI-XINHUA)