Bobsleigh: Humphries named to USA squad after battle with Canadian staff


(Information) – Two-time Olympic gold medal-winning bobsledder Kaillie Humphries was formally named to the USA Bobsled Nationwide Staff on Thursday, capping off the Calgary native’s lengthy saga to be launched from the Canadian squad.

Humphries filed a lawsuit towards Bobsleigh Canada in September as a way to compete in the US, after lodging a harassment grievance final yr towards the governing physique, for whom she competed in three Olympic Video games.

Bobsleigh Canada freed her to compete within the States later that month, after a Calgary decide initially had blocked her bid.

“As we speak I’m feeling that entire objective pushed warrior princess save the world kind of vibe,” Humphries tweeted on Friday. “@TeamUSA @USABS it’s official.”

The 34-year-old, who most not too long ago gained bronze on the Pyeongchang Video games, relies out of Carlsbad, California, and was named to the 2019-2020 staff after successful trials, in keeping with USA Bobsled and Skeleton.

Reporting by Amy Tennery; Enhancing by Clarence Fernandez