Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse Canada's flag bearers at closing ceremonies

Canada's Kaille Humphries, pilot, and Heather Moyse race down the track during women's bobsled heat 3 at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.
Jonathan Hayward / THE CANADIAN PRESS

Bobsledders Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse have been named Canada's flag-bearers for the closing ceremonies Sunday at the Sochi Olympics.

Humphries, from Calgary, with brakeman Heather Moyse of Summerside, P.E.I., displayed steely nerves to pilot her sled to a second consecutive Olympic title, by coming from behind in the last two of four runs on the Sochi track.

"This has been such a great games for Canada and leading the team into the closing ceremony is the cherry on top of a fantastic couple of weeks. I am so honoured," said Humphries.

Humphries and Moyse trailed the American sled by .23 seconds, but were consistently fast on their final two runs, while the Americans struggled with control.

In the end the USA-1 sled came up short on its final run, giving Canada the win by a tenth of a second.

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