Fit-again Yarnold returns to World Cup fold in Altenberg

06 January 2015 / 14:14

Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold has her eyes firmly on more medals after returning to the team for the opening World Cup of 2015 in Altenberg, Germany this week.

Yarnold began the defence of her World Cup crown with victory in the opening race in Lake Placid, although she suffered from dizziness during the competition and the decision was taken for her to miss the next race in Calgary.

In her absence, teammate Laura Deas stepped up to the plate, claiming her maiden World Cup medal, in just her second race, while Rose McCrandle took her second consecutive sixth-place finish.

The trio will be reunited in Germany this week alongside Dominic Parsons and Ed Smith who will compete in the men’s competition.

And Yarnold, who will contest qualifying on Friday, was looking forward to competing a little closer to home this time around.

“I always enjoy competing in Europe as the tracks are varied and always challenging, the atmosphere is brilliant and lots of family and friends come out to support me which I love,” she said.

“I’m preparing for race three of the World Cup at the moment and there’s lots more yet to come from all the Brits!

“We’ll soon be in Igls, Austria, where I won my first race in 2010 so I’d love to win another medal there.”

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