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Lizzy Yarnold wins Lake Placid World Cup gold in skeleton return

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    Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold made a winning return to the sport with victory in the season-opening Lake Placid World Cup in the United States.


    Yarnold won the overall World Cup title last season, but had not competed since claiming gold in Sochi in February.

    She finished her two runs in a combined time of one minute 51.16 seconds, with Canada's Elisabeth Vathje second and Janine Flock of Austria third.

    "I knew I had to bring my best and fortunately I did," said Yarnold.

    The 26-year-old slider recently experienced her first crash during a training run in Germany - something she attributed to 'complacency'after her recent domination of the sport.

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