USA’s Kaillie Humphries and Elana Mayers Taylor Win Gold and Silver in Debt Monobob at Beijing Olympics

2022 Beijing Olympics – Bobsleigh – Women’s Monobob Heat 4 – National Sliding Centre, Beijing, China – February 14, 2022. Kaillie Humphries of the United States celebrates winning gold with silver winner Elana Meyers Taylor of the United States. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Canadian-born Kaillie Humphries won the first-ever Olympic gold in the monobob on Monday as an American, leaving rivals behind over four unmatched runs that underlined her status as one of the sport’s true powerhouses.

It was not even close as the 36-year-old “blonde bomber” racked up four runs with a total time of 4:19:27 under azure skies in the snow-blanketed hills of Yanqing, 74 km (46 miles) north of the capital.

Her team mate, Elana Mayers Taylor, and Canada’s Christine de Bruin were left in a scrap for silver and bronze.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by David Kirton Editing by Robert Birsel