Overcoming It All: Humphries, In US Colors, Reaches Olympics
Feb 3, 2022, 10:10 AM
(Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for USOPC)
BEIJING (AP) — World champion women’s bobsledder Kaillie Humphries has overcome a long list of challenges this season.
She was ineligible for the Beijing Olympics because she didn’t have a U.S. passport.
She tested positive for COVID-19 a few weeks ago. And she was dealing with a relatively serious hamstring injury.
The view of my office.
Feels great to be here getting a couple training runs in before opening ceremonies. pic.twitter.com/S3HdwUZFAC
— Kaillie Humphries OLY (@BobsledKaillie) February 2, 2022
All those problems are in the past and now the three-time Olympic medalist for Canada is about to represent the U.S. in the Games for the first time.
The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics
Just a year after Japan’s summer Olympics, the Games are back for a winter show in Beijing, China. The unusually short gap between Games is due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Strict precautions and enforced virus prevention protocol are in place to help keep athletes, coaches and personnel safe.
Beijing is the capital of China, with a population of more than 20 million people and the first city to host both a Summer and Winter Olympic games. It is one of the largest cities in the world and 15 hours ahead of Mountain Time. There are 13 different venues in and around Beijing that will be used for the Winter Olympics. A total of 109 events will be held in 15 different sports, and there will be a lot of Utah locals competing for medals. Keep up to date with them at our Olympic headquarters.
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