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Canadian Olympic medallist Humphries taking year off from bobsled competition


Canadian Kaillie Humphries is taking a year off from bobsled competitions, but she still has her sights set on at least one more Olympic Games.

The three-time Olympic medallist announced her plans Sunday on Twitter.

"I have been pushing limits 16 (years) straight & for this year I am stepping away from racing," Humphries wrote.

"My goal is Beijing 2022 Olympics & 2026 in Calgary," she continued, adding the wink face emoji. "With my recent engagement I am wanting (to) build a strong foundation for my marriage. Thanks for support & stay tuned as my journey continues."

Humphries won back-to-back Olympic gold medals (Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014) with Heather Moyse as her brakeman. The 33-year-old Calgary native claimed bronze at this year's Olympics in Pyeongchang with Phylicia George.

Humphries also made history in November 2014, when she and Elana Meyers Taylor of the U.S. became the first women to pilot four-man bobsleds in a World Cup competition.

Humphries is a two-time world champion who also has 13 World Cup titles. She announced her engagement on Twitter last month.

The Canadian Press

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