Olympic champion Yarnold makes top ten in St Moritz

Olympic champion Yarnold makes top ten in St Moritz

12 January 2018 / 11:30
Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold powered herself back into the top ten at the skeleton World Cup in St Moritz.

After a 19th place last week in Altenberg, the British slider was more consistent in Switzerland, with the result moving her back into the world's top ten.

Team-mate Laura Deas finished 12th and sits sixth place in the World Cup standings while Madelaine Smith finished a career best 13th in only her second race at this level.

"I'm super pleased with this performance," said Yarnold, who finished ninth. 

"I feel back to normal and loving sliding, the feeling of the flow came back to me after many races of over thinking. I'm grateful to the whole team for their patience and support."

Switzerland’s Janine Flock maintained her first run advantage to win on her home track for the third time in four years, edging Germany’s Tina Hermann into silver by a commanding four tenths of a second margin. Canada’s Elisabeth Vathje completed the podium 

After three wins in her previous four races, World Cup leader, Germany’s Jacqueline Loelling, finished in sixth.

But she maintains a strong advantage over nearest rival Vathje heading into the final World Cup of the season in Konigssee next weekend.
Meanwhile, Great Britain's Dominic Parsons recorded his best result of the season - and his best finish for two years - with a joint fifth place, while team-mate Jerry Rice was just outside the top 10 in 12th.

Korean Sungbin Yun won his fifth World Cup of the season to underline why he’s the poster boy of next month’s Games.

Team GB will confirm their skeleton team for the PyeongChang Olympics later this month.

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