Die Olimpiese bob-ster Kaillie Humphries word Amerikaanse burger voor die Spele in Beijing

Die Kanadese-gebore Humphries het 'n V.S. burger op Donderdag in San Diego en sal die reg hê om vir die V.S. by die Olimpiese Spele. Sy sal na verwagting binnekort haar paspoort kry, which will allow her to travel to China to take part in the monobob and women’s bobsledding competitions.

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Kaillie Humphries of the United States watches the leaderboard after the women's two-women bobsleigh World Cup race in Igls, near Innsbruck, Oostenryk, Sondag, Nov.. 21, 2021.

Kaillie Humphries of the United States watches the leaderboard after the women’s two-women bobsleigh World Cup race in Igls, near Innsbruck, Oostenryk, Sondag, Nov.. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Humphries participated in the 2010, 2014 en 2018 Winter Games for Team Canada. She won two gold medals and one bronze in the two-woman bobsled races. She’s held a green card and is married to Travis Armbruster, an American and former bobsledder.

She won the right to compete for the U.S. in September 2019 after a dispute with Canadian bobsled officials over claims of verbal and mental abuse and harassment. She led the Canadian team to seek a safer work environment, she said at the time.

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Kaillie Humphries, links, and Sylvia Hoffmann of the United States react after the women's two-women bobsleigh World Cup race in Igls, near Innsbruck, Oostenryk, Sondag, Nov.. 21, 2021.

Kaillie Humphries, links, and Sylvia Hoffmann of the United States react after the women’s two-women bobsleigh World Cup race in Igls, near Innsbruck, Oostenryk, Sondag, Nov.. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

It was a long journey, this has been a team effort and feels amazing to have the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow,” Humphries said.

While she’s raced for the U.S. in World Cup competitions, Olympic rules mandate that, in nearly every instance, an athlete have a passport of the country they are representing.

I think she’s super excited,” Amerikaanse. bobsled coach Mike Kohn told the Associated Press. “She’s had a great couple of years with us. I think she’s going to just really shine now. ek dink, the uncertainty, it’s held her back a little bit. I think it’s held us all back.

Kaillie Humphries of the United States watches the leaderboard after the women's two-women bobsleigh World Cup race in Igls, near Innsbruck, Oostenryk, Sondag, Nov.. 21, 2021.

Kaillie Humphries of the United States watches the leaderboard after the women’s two-women bobsleigh World Cup race in Igls, near Innsbruck, Oostenryk, Sondag, Nov.. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Humphries now stands a chance to win a gold medal for the U.S. and would be the first to win for America and Canada. Die VSA. has at least one medal in bobsledding in each of the last five Winter Olympics.

Associated Press het bygedra tot hierdie verslag.

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