Humphries heads to Olympics as bobsled favourite

Team Canada's Kaillie Humphries (right) celebrates victory with teammate Heather Moyse after they...

Team Canada's Kaillie Humphries (right) celebrates victory with teammate Heather Moyse after they won the Women's Bobsled World Cup at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary last November. (Stuart Dryden/QMI Agency/Files)

DANIEL AUSTIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:49 AM ET

CALGARY - Her face adorns advertising posters across the country.

And she’s featured prominently in pre-Olympic TV commercials.

Anonymity is a luxury Kaillie Humphries simply isn’t afforded anymore — not after she followed up her Olympic gold medal in Vancouver with four years of absolute dominance on the bobsleigh world cup circuit.

The 28-year-old Calgarian enters the 2014 Winter Olympic Games as the bobsleigh favourite, and she knows all eyes will be on her when she dashes off the start line for her first run on Feb. 18 in Sochi, Russia.

“Going into Vancouver, I was very much the underdog,” Humphries said earlier this season. “I was a rookie. This year, I’m the one with the target and the one to beat.

“I’m looked at as a leader within the team and the sport in general. I’m one of the oldest who’s doing the sport — not in age but in experience on the team — so that’s a completely different role for me and a completely different position.”


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