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Lolo Jones, Kaillie Humphries in first place at 2021 two-girl bobsled world championships

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Lolo Jones, Kaillie Humphries in first place at 2021 two-girl bobsled world championships

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Printed 9: 59 a.m. ET Feb. 5, 2021

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Combining forces with certainly one of bobsled’s all-time greats, Lolo Jones is making herself happy at the pinnacle of the leaderboard in her winter sport. 

Jones and Kaillie Humphries, a weak Team USA rival and three-time world champion with Canada, finished the first day of the 2021 two-girl bobsled world championships in Altenberg, Germany in first place by a margin of 0.34 seconds after two runs of 56.40 seconds and 56.54 (1: 52.94). Kim Kalicki and Ann-Christin Strack of Germany are in 2d place at 1: 53.28. 

The American duo gained the first tournament they were partners for in Ingls, Austria, in January. 

“We’re most efficient midway finished,” Humphries said Friday in a unlock. “I don’t underestimate my opponents. I made some mistakes at the present time that I will tidy up day after lately. I desire to invent it as challenging for my opponents as they invent it for me.”

Jones, 38, had been preparing for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo earlier than the coronavirus pandemic delayed the Video games by a year. She rejoined the US bobsled crew in November, alongside with Elana Meyers Taylor, who took ruin day after having her first little one and is currently in third with partner Sylvia Hoffman. 

Humphries, who’s married to an American, holds a green card and has been competing for the U.S. since 2019. She is the defending world champion and a fourth title might per chance per chance well be a document. The 35-year-dilapidated holds two Olympic gold medals for Canada in the 2-girl bobsled (2010 and 2014, with partner Heather Moyse). 

Contributing: Associated Press

Be conscious Chris Bumbaca on Twitter @BOOMbaca.

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