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Kaillie gets her wish

Kaillie Humphries waves to her fans. Photo by Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press

Kaillie Humphries waves to her fans.
Photo by Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press

Listen to “Kaillie gets her wish”– Level 2
Reading by Corey Muench

Kaillie gets her wish
Adapted by The Vancouver Sun by Nila Gopaul
Level 2

Kaillie Humphries, 29,
is a Canadian bobsledder.
She is also an Olympic champion.
Kaillie has won two gold medals.

Four-man bobsled at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics Photo – Public Domain

Four-man bobsled at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics
Photo – Public Domain

The sport
Women’s boblsed became
a Winter Olympic sport in 2002.
It is a two-woman event.

Men’s bobsled became
an Olympic sport in 1924.
But men race on two-man and
four-man sleds.

A change
Kaillie wanted
to make bobsledding
the same for men and women.
So she pushed for change.

In September 2014,
Kaillie got her wish.
Now men and women can race together
in two and four-person bobsleds.

It also means women’s teams
can race against men’s teams.