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Kaillie Humphries, Kate O'Brien win 2-man bronze in Calgary

12/20/2014 03:18 EST | Updated 02/19/2015 05:59 EST
Canada’s Kaillie Humphries rebounded from a sluggish opening boblseigh heat, earning a bronze medal with brakeman Kate O'Brien in the women's two-man event Saturday in Calgary.

The duo finished with a combined time of one minute, 52.65 seconds.

Last week, Humphries placed fifth in Lake, Placid N.Y., with Melissa Lotholz 

American Elana Meyers Taylor and teammate Cherelle Garrett won gold in 1:51.76, while Germans  Anja Schneiderheinze and Franziska Bertels were second with a time of 1:52.21.

Humphries and Meyers Taylor aren’t finish.

Later today they will make history by becoming the first women to compete in the men’s four-man event.

FIBT, the world governing body for bobsleigh, opened the four-man competitions to mixed gender teams in September.  

Earlier this month, Humphries, a two-time Olympic champion, won the Lou Marsh award as Canada's athlete of the year.

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