KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse had a simple approach heading into the final two runs of the women's bobsledding competition at the Sochi Olympics
Going as fast as they could, they figured, would be enough.
Oh, how right they were. Again.
The Canadiens won their second straight gold medal in women's Olympic bobsled, rallying in the final two heats Wednesday night to beat the American duo of Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams in USA-1 by 0.10 seconds. Humphries and Moyse finished a full second ahead of Jamie Greubel and Aja Evans in USA-2, the bronze winners.
Humphries was the World Cup champion this season, edging Meyers by one point.
For the Americans, there was plenty of history to savor. It was the first time two U.S. women's bobsleds medaled at the Olympics. Meyers became the first American woman with two bobsled medals. And Williams - whose entire bobsled career spans about six months - is now the fifth Olympian to medal in different events at the Summer and Winter Games.
She has a gold medal from the 4x100-meter relay in the London Olympics in 2012, as well as a silver from the 100 meters at the Athens Games eight years earlier.
And Williams hardly seemed dissatisfied with silver in Sochi. When it was over, she wrapped herself in an American flag, jumped up and down and she and Meyers - a bronze medalist as a push athlete four years ago - smiled broadly.