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Feb 21, Happiness can't buy gold for Humphries and Moyse team of Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse raced in the two-man Everyone seemed thrilled, and not just because the Moyse-Rissling pair had acquired a couple of. Canada's flag bearers, bobsledders Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse take part in the Closing Ceremony at the Sochi Olympics Life & Relationships. Feb 19, If either Kallie Humphries or Heather Moyse win gold on Tuesday in Olympic bobsleigh, it would be a groundbreaking moment, writes Dave.
Blessed with tremendous strength and raw power, the Summerside, P. Her push times were so impressive that she was eventually tabbed for the Canada 1 sled with pilot Helen Upperton. Humphries, from Calgary, had been with the program for a few years.
She started out as a pilot in before switching to the brakeman position.
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She had posted solid times in the leadup to Turin. If she couldn't get the Canada 1 spot, she was confident she'd get the nod in the Canada 2 sled with pilot Suzanne Gavine-Hlady. Instead, Humphries ended up being the odd one out. Just four days before the start of competition, she was told that Cruickshank would get the spot instead. As upset as she was, Humphries embraced her role as an alternate, cheered on her teammates and tried to make the most of it.
She also decided right then and there that she wanted to be a pilot so that she could control her own destiny.
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The Turin experience nearly ended the friendship between Humphries and Moyse. There were hurt feelings due to team politics and a lot of miscommunication. A long European road trip helped turned things around. It was late and Humphries was driving Moyse and another teammate to the next stop on the bobsled circuit. It was a long trip, but there was more awkward silence than any meaningful conversation.
Moyse tried some jokes, tried talking about men, their fellow competitors, but nothing was working.
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She eventually reached for a book that she'd packed to help pass the time. It was loaded with hundreds of questions -- all beginning with the word 'If' -- that you could ask people around you for fun. Moyse wasn't paying much attention to the text and was simply reading the questions out cold. They were rather innocuous, like 'If you could have dinner with any three people in the world, who would they be? Her teammate in the front passenger seat looked back at her in stunned silence with eyebrows raised.
No one said a word. The seconds felt like minutes. Unsure of what to do, Moyse made a joking comment in hopes of clearing the tension.
Happiness can’t buy gold for Humphries and Moyse
Then Humphries finally broke the ice. It wasn't your fault, you were just doing your job. They had two gold medals together, until it was enough. On this night Humphries won bronze, with track athlete and bobsledder Phylicia George; Moyse finished sixth, riding with three-year veteran Alysia Rissling. Everyone seemed thrilled, and not just because the Moyse-Rissling pair had acquired a couple of beers.
It was like watching a divorced couple find new, fulfilling lives. But the year-old war machine of a driver said she was happy with bronze. Kaillie Humphries and Phylicia George have picked up a bronze medal in women's bobsled.
I know how hard Phylicia and I have really had to work, and how hard our team had to work to get to this position, and we earned our bronze tonight. You know, we came out, the pressure was on, we knew we had to perform.Scotty & Tony with Olympians Kaillie Humphries & Heather Moyse
They were like a comedy act: It still had marshmallows in it, clumped together and hard. Phylicia came out six months ago, and to be in this position, and know that we are able to work hard put our heads down and walk away with an Olympic medal for Canada, is absolutely fantastic in any colour.
Humphries had asked Moyse to return in March of ; Moyse said no, but came when Rissling called. The partnership was hard on both Moyse and Humphries, gold medals and all.