January 18, 2013
Canadian bobsledders Kaillie Humphries and Chelsea Valois keep streak alive
By QMI Agency
The streak is still alive.
Canadian bobsledders Kaillie Humphries and Chelsea Valois reached the podium for the 11th race in a row Friday, sliding to the silver medal at the World Cup race in Igls, Austria. Of those 11 podium finishes, nine have been on the top step, with the only non-golds a bronze in Altenberg, Germany and the silver in Igls.
Humphries, who has all but sewn up the overall World Cup championship, crossed the line in one minute, 48.66 seconds. The German pair of Sandra Kiriasis and Franziska Bertels won in 1:48.65.
“It is frustrating when you lose by that close, but I made a mistake and that cost me time,” Humphries said. “The positive is I have never done well here. I have come third, but last year was ninth so it can go either way.”
Humphries, from Calgary, won her 19th career World Cup medal as a pilot while Valois, of Zenon Park, Sask., has won eight straight medals in her rookie season.
Edmonton’s Jenny Ciochetti and Emily Baadsvik, of St. Stephen, N.B., finished 14h in 1:50.30.