WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) — Kaillie Humphries added to her World Cup women’s points standings lead Friday night, getting her second win of the season and giving Canada a two-race sweep of bobsled golds on the day.
Humphries and Melissa Lotholz prevailed over Jamie Greubel Poser and Aja Evans of the U.S. by nearly a half-second. The U.S. team of Elana Meyers Taylor and Kehri Jones took the bronze.
It was the 14th time that Humphries, Greubel Poser and Meyers Taylor — the three Olympic favorites this season — had the top three spots in an international race. No other driver in the race was within a second of the winning time.
Humphries’ win came not long after Chris Spring and Neville Wright took gold in the two-man race. Spring and Wright barely held off countrymen Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz, winning by just two-hundredths of a second.
Latvia got the two-man bronze, after Oskars Melbardis and Daumants Dreiskens posted the second-best times in both heats.
Kripps is the World Cup overall two-man points leader after three races, just ahead of Spring.
Nick Cunningham and Ryan Bailey were the top U.S. two-man sled, grabbing 11th. Cunningham slipped to fourth in the overall World Cup standings.