Two-time Olympic champion Humphreys is allowed to play for the United States

Two-time Olympic champion Humphreys is allowed to play for the United States

Kylie Humphreys has won two Olympic titles in bobsleigh for Canada, but early next year she will be running under the American flag at the Winter Games in Beijing. Humphreys, 36, is now officially a citizen of the United States. The skater has been competing for “Team USA” in international tournaments since 2019, but in order to also play for Americans at the Games, she had to be officially naturalized.

Canadian-born, from Calgary, is married to an American and has lived in the United States since 2016. Humphries left CFA in 2019 after she filed charges against her former coach for verbal and emotional abuse. Since then she has been playing for the United States.

“It makes me feel more emotional than I expected,” Humphries said after the ceremony, carrying the American flag around her shoulders. “You believed in my order and knew I met all the requirements, but you never know for sure. It’s been a long journey and it feels good to find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.”

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