Two-time gold medalist and Olympic champion Kaillie Humphries stole the show with her spectacular performance at the Women’s Monobob World Cup event, winning the title and the race to her name.
The series was held on 22nd January 2021 at the LOTTO Bayern Eisarena Koenigssee.
She had the fastest time managing to beat her competitors and emerging victoriously. In all 3 heats Humphries crossed the finish line in record time, 53.36 and 53.39 in the first and second round respectively, accumulating a total time of 1 minute 47.65 seconds.
Elana Meyers Taylor representing the United States came second with a time of 1:47.37 and Stephanie Schneider of Germany was third with a time of 1:47.50.
Regarding her strategy, Humphries stated that she does not focus on time, instead looks for ways to improve and pay attention to things that are under her control.
She wants to give her best in every race and for that Humphries makes sure that she leaves no room for error, learns from her mistakes, and takes notes on what she can do to excel and achieve perfection.
The athlete competed in the 2010 and 2014 Olympics as part of the Canadian bobsled squad however the constant abuse and bullying from the state federation forced her to switch to representing the U.S 2019. This was only possible after getting married to American men’s bobsledder Travis Armbruster.
The sport was not part of the Olympics before however, the game will be making its debut at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
Humphries shared that she is very passionate about monobob and feels a new kind of thrill and rush every time she successfully completes a circuit.