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Yarnold goes quickest again in Olympic training runs

February 11, 2014 10:50 am

Skeleton World Cup champion Lizzy Yarnold was the quickest in training in both today's practice runs at the Winter Olympics.

Yarnold, one of Team GB's medal hopes in Sochi, has now topped the standings in three of her four tune-up attempts at the Sanki Sliding Centre.

"It was good fun out there today," she said.

"We have just two more runs in training left so each one has to be a real experiment, I have to try as many lines as I can so that I pick the best ones for race day. 

"I have lots to focus on for tomorrow, but will rest up now and then sit down with my coaches to sort out the to-do list for tomorrow's training.

"Being an Olympian is a dream come true, but I want to get better and better. There is a real buzz in the British camp and I can't wait to compete now."

Team-mate and world champion Shelley Rudman, an Olympic silver medallist in 2006, admitted to struggling yesterday but insisted she was more upbeat after ranking 13th and joint 14th in practice.

"I'm pleased with this morning, things that I was struggling with yesterday I've managed to correct today, so that's positive," she said. 

"I feel like I'm getting into the rhythm of things, it's coming together and I'm really enjoying my time out here."

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