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Phylicia George to serve as Humphries' brakeman at Pyeongchang Games

PYEONGCHANG, Korea, Republic Of - Canadian bobsled star Kaillie Humphries will have Phylicia George as her brakeman when she attempts a third straight Olympic title next week.

George, a two-time Olympian in hurdles, helped guide Humphries to a gold and a silver in two World Cup races this season.

The Markham, Ont., native made her bobsledding debut in November at a North American Cup and her World Cup debut in December when she pushed Humphries to a fourth-place finish.

Humphries, from Calgary, finished atop the World Cup standings this season with 1,631 points to capture her fourth world title. American Elana Meyers Taylor was second with 1,591.

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PYEONGCHANG, Korea, Republic Of - Canadian bobsled star Kaillie Humphries will have Phylicia George as her brakeman when she attempts a third straight Olympic title next week.

George, a two-time Olympian in hurdles, helped guide Humphries to a gold and a silver in two World Cup races this season.

The Markham, Ont., native made her bobsledding debut in November at a North American Cup and her World Cup debut in December when she pushed Humphries to a fourth-place finish.

Humphries, from Calgary, finished atop the World Cup standings this season with 1,631 points to capture her fourth world title. American Elana Meyers Taylor was second with 1,591.

Humphries won gold in women's bobsled at the Vancouver Games in 2010 and successfully defended her title at Sochi in 2014.

Heather Moyse of Summerside, P.E.I., who served as Humphries' brakeman for both those gold-medal wins, will push Edmonton's Alysia Rissling in Pyeongchang.

Canada's third women's sled will be piloted by Christine de Bruin of Stony Plain, Alta., with Melissa Lotholz of Barrhead, Alta., as the brakeman.

On the men's side, Justin Kripps of Summerland, B.C., will pilot a sled with Alex Kopacz of London, Ont., the all-Calgary sled of pilot Chris Spring and brakeman Lascelles Brown will compete and Hamilton's Nick Poloniato will drive Jesse Lumsden of Burlington, Ont.

In the four-man bobsled, Kripps, Lumsden, Kopacz and Ottawa's Seyi Smith will slide together.

Spring, Brown, Bryan Barnett and Neville Wright — both from Edmonton — will be in Canada's second sled.

Poloniato will pilot a team with Hamilton's Cam Stones, Josh Kirkpatrick of London, Ont., and Saskatoon's Ben Coakwell.

The bobsled competition begins Sunday with the two-man heats. The women's bobsled is scheduled for next Tuesday.

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