Life & Relationships See more. Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse win Gold in women's bobsleigh Kaillie Humphries, Bobsleigh, Hockey. Kaillie. Steve Simmons: The complicated reasons Humphries and Moyse are or understand how it is that Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse, As a sport, though, bobsled, has a history of contention and fractured relationships. Edmonton's Alysia Rissling and Heather Moyse of Summerside, P.E.I. — the brakeman for Humphries at the and Games — finished.
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It was late and Humphries was driving Moyse and another teammate to the next stop on the bobsled circuit. It was a long trip, but there was more awkward silence than any meaningful conversation.Scotty & Tony with Olympians Kaillie Humphries & Heather Moyse
Moyse tried some jokes, tried talking about men, their fellow competitors, but nothing was working. She eventually reached for a book that she'd packed to help pass the time. It was loaded with hundreds of questions -- all beginning with the word 'If' -- that you could ask people around you for fun.
Moyse wasn't paying much attention to the text and was simply reading the questions out cold. They were rather innocuous, like 'If you could have dinner with any three people in the world, who would they be? Her teammate in the front passenger seat looked back at her in stunned silence with eyebrows raised.
No one said a word. The seconds felt like minutes. Unsure of what to do, Moyse made a joking comment in hopes of clearing the tension. Then Humphries finally broke the ice. It wasn't your fault, you were just doing your job.
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They could finally talk about things. While they had been professional in their interaction as teammates, they had put walls in place when it came to their relationship.
That one moment helped change that. She said yes and they were on their way, two athletes who both had something to prove. That was the biggest thing. Both of us, right from the start, we both respected each other and our jobs and what we were doing and the rest could come and we knew that. The Vancouver Games were a year away. They entered the Olympics as underdogs and emerged as champions.
Moyse later took a break from the sport for a couple years but returned this past season and it was like she'd never left.
They won their first World Cup race of the season last fall in Calgary, entered the Sochi Games as favourites and showed they could repeat.
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Their bond was evident Wednesday night at the Sanki Sliding Center. After their victory, an ecstatic Moyse and Humphries raced to the front row of spectators to share the moment with friends and family. After a moment or two to celebrate, the Canadian duo was ushered down some stairs to the back of the finish area to line up with the other medallists for the flower presentation.
Humphries had asked Moyse to return in March of ; Moyse said no, but came when Rissling called. The partnership was hard on both Moyse and Humphries, gold medals and all. They are very different people: Moyse is a happy warrior, Humphries a merciless one. Their breakup was quietly seismic, scarring, and deep. Humphries is attempting to win a third straight Olympic gold medal at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang.
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The Canadian Press And four years later here they were in adjacent worlds. George was thrilled; she is the first Black Canadian to compete in both summer and winter, and now has her first Olympic medal. She and Humphries delivered, on the day. I have zero regrets for this year at all. This is my choice to push Alysia is exactly in line with my values. Moyse is 39, and might sort of retire again. Maybe happier apart than they were, golden twice, together.