Bobsleigh — Targeting Beijing 2022
2018 Olympic Bronze Medalist
2014 & 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist
2014 Sochi Olympics Closing Ceremonies Flag Bearer
2013 & 2010 World Championship Gold Medalist
2010 Lou Marsh Award Recipient
Social Followers: Twitter, 31,500; Instagram, 23,300; Facebook, 6,300
Hometown: Calgary, Alberta
Kaillie Humphries is simply one of the most dominant athletes in Canada's history.
With three World Cup Overall titles, two World Championship wins, back-to-back Olympic gold medals in 2010 and in 2014, and a Lou Marsh Award as Canada's top athlete, she's solidified her reputation as the best female pilot in the world.
Then, in September 2014, came a new, unexpected challenge.
Bobsleigh's international governing body announced that they would allow mixed-gender teams to enter the 4-person event giving Kaillie the opportunity to compete against men.
Seizing the opportunity to break a long-standing barrier, Kaillie piloted a mixed-gender team in two North America Cup events, finishing sixth and second, before becoming the first woman to pilot an all-female 4-person team in a men's World Cup.
Emboldened by the possibility of change within the sport, Kaillie has become a champion for gender equality and is actively leading an international movement for the inclusion of 4-woman bobsleigh in the Olympic programme.
She's also an ambassador for Fuelling Women Champions, a national program that supports community sport initiatives that help change the game for young women across Canada and encourage a lifetime of health benefits.
Challenged with body image issues for most of her life, Kaillie has never conformed to a standard definition of feminine beauty.
With a physique crafted in the gym through countless hours of training and body art that defies convention, she’s learned to love both her form and its function.
In 2019, her relentless workouts on Instagram caught the attention of Sports Illustrated that named her #17 on the list of the Fittest 50 women in sports.
Any guesses on where she'll end up on the Fittest 50 list in 2020?