Major congrats are in order for Kaillie Humphries, who overcame quite a few setbacks to land a spot on Team USA in this year’s Winter Olympics.
In case you missed it, the Canadian-born bobsledder left Team Canada to represent the United States in 2019, and because of her uncertain citizenship status, she almost didn’t make this year’s line-up. But fortunately, it all worked out in her favor. While making the announcement on her Instagram page, she wrote, “The 1% chance I had on making this team just became reality. I never lost faith and persevered through every obstacle until the very end. I have always believed it was possible, even if the cards were stacked against me.”
She continued, “I earned this spot and I’m so proud to be a part of Team USA. I will do my very best work to represent this great nation.” So, who is the Olympic champion that everyone is currently raving about? And what’s the story behind her transition to Team USA? Keep reading for all the details on Kaillie Humphries.