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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.

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    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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