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Rissling and P.E.I.'s Moyse sit in seventh place after their first two heats at Olympics


Heather Moyse and her pilot Alysia Rissling sit in seventh place after the second heat in the women's bobsleigh event at Olympic Sliding Centre in PyeongChang. After the first two runs Tuesday morning, they are just two spots behind Moyse’s former partner Kaillie Humphries, who is paired with Phylicia George, in these Winter Olympics.

Summerside native Moyse and Rissling, in the Canada 3 sled, had a combined time of 1:41.76 after two runs.

Humphries and George finished in 1:41.60 to put them in fifth place overall at the end of heat 2.

Rissling and Moyse were also in seventh place after heat 1, where they reached a top speed of 132.1 km/h.

The Canada 2 sled with Christine De Bruin and Melissa Lotholz, who are sitting right below Moyse and Rissling in eighth place going into Heat 3. Their combined time was 1:41.85.

The women’s bobsleigh competition resumes Wednesday morning at 7:40 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Humphries and Moyse won gold at the 2010 Vancouver Games and four years ago in Sochi.

Moyse, 39, came out of retirement to compete in Korea and is pushing for newcomer Rissling, who is 10 years younger.

Canadian Olympic hurdler Phylicia George is looking to get on the Winter Games podium as a bobsledder at the PyeongChang Games. The 30-year-old from Markham, Ont., is the brakeman in two-time champion Humphries' sled.

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