“Literally since I was four years old, my mom used to make us get up at like the crack of dawn …
and sit there from on the sidewalk, and you’d wait for the parade.
Humphries held the previous record with Heather Moyse when they pushed a 5.11 en route to winning Olympic gold six years ago.
“My goal today was to just give Kaillie the best possible push that I could,” said Appiah.
“Cynthia was around last year so she knows what I expect.Meyers and Williams took silver, their American teammates Jamie Gruebel and Aja Evans the bronze and Canada’s second sled of Jennifer Ciochetti and Chelsea Valois finished 13th.Once Humphries and Moyse knew they had it, they screamed for joy and rushed into the crowd and the waiting arms of their families.“It’s one of those moments,” Humphries said, “the people who have been there from the very beginning, the people that were going to love us no matter what, those are the people you want to share it with.”After their first two runs on Tuesday, the Canadians were sitting 0.23 seconds behind, an insignificant amount of time in the real world, but a challenging gap to make up on a bobsled track.We’re people who like control,” said Humphries, a 28-year-old from Calgary.The combination of Humphries putting down four strong runs and Meyers struggling on her final run clinched the gold for Canada.When asked to sum up the secret to becoming a great champion in 30 seconds, Kaillie Humphries replied: “I dreamed of standing at the top of the Olympic podium since I was seven.