Kylie Humphreys has won two Olympic titles in bobsleigh for Canada, but early next year she will be running under the American flag at the Winter Games in Beijing. Humphreys, 36, is now officially a citizen of the United States. The skater has been competing for “Team USA” in international tournaments since 2019, but in order to also play for Americans at the Games, she had to be officially granted citizenship.
Canadian-born, from Calgary, is married to an American and has lived in the United States since 2016. Humphries left CFA in 2019 after she filed charges against her former coach for verbal and emotional abuse. Since then she has been playing for the United States.
“It makes me feel more emotional than I expected,” Humphries said after the ceremony, carrying the American flag around her shoulders. “You believed in my application and knew I met all the requirements, but you never know for sure. It’s been a long journey and it feels good to have found a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.”
Humphreys won the gold medal in the two-man pop races at the 2010 and 2014 Olympics. At Pyeongchang 2018 she took the bronze. Humphreys, who also won four world titles in two-man pop, carried the Canadian flag at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Games in Sochi. At the beginning of this year, she became the first world champion in monopop, which is part of the Olympic program for the first time in Beijing.
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