Canadian bobsledding world champion Kaillie Humphries is now American bobsledding world champion Kaillie Humphries.
The current world champion of both monobob and women’s bobsledding was sworn in as a United States citizen in San Diego, California on Thursday.
“Most stressful morning ever, but it’s done,” Humphries told the Associated Press
It’s been an exhausting week for the now American bobsledder.
Humphries raced in a World Cup stop in Austria last weekend. She arrived in Altenberg, Germany last Monday, did two necessary training runs on Tuesday to qualify for World Cup races this weekend, then drove five hours to Frankfurt for a Wednesday morning flight to San Diego. After her citizenship meeting and ceremony on Thursday she was back on a plane to Europe to compete this weekend.
She will be eligible to compete for the United States at the upcoming Beijing Games.
Humphries won gold for Canada in the two-woman bobsled in the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics. She took the bronze medal at the 2018 PyeongChang Games. She lives in San Diego and is married to an American, former bobsledder Travis Armbruster.
She has accused Canadian bobsled officials of verbal abuse, mental abuse and harassment, and left the team in 2019 to seek a safer work environment.
She is the only women’s pilot to win two Olympic gold medals and drive to three medals. Humphries is a five-time world champion with 54 World Cup medals, including 27 gold medals.