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Lizzy Yarnold: Skeleton World Championships gold for Briton

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    Great Britain's Lizzy Yarnold completed a career 'grand slam' with victory at the Skeleton World Championships.

    The 26-year-old clocked a second track record of the competition in her final run at Winterberg to beat German Jacqueline Loelling by 0.67 seconds, with Canada's Elisabeth Vathje third.

    "I can't quite take it all in. It's all I ever wanted," she told BBC Sport.

    Yarnold won European gold earlier this year to add to her successes at the Winter Olympics and World Cup in 2014.

    Her fellow Britons Laura Deas and Rose McGrandle were seventh and ninth respectively.

    Yarnold, who won won bronze at the 2012 World Championships and was fourth the following year, clocked 57.44 seconds in her first run on Friday to break the track record.

    And she improved her own mark a day later, a 57.42 run giving her victory in a combined time over four runs of three minutes 49.95 seconds.

    Deas, 25, finished 1:58 adrift of her compatriot, with 28-year-old McGrandle another 0.18 back.

    BBC News
     

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