Great Britain’s Lizzy Yarnold extended her lead at the top over the overall skeleton World Cup standings with victory in Lake Placid, her fourth consecutive podium finish this season.
Germany’s Anja Huber was the last to kick off a new season with four medals in a row in 2010/2011 but Yarnold was in confident mood having claimed gold, silver and bronze in the opening three races.
The last of those came with bronze in Lake Placid and she went even better when she returned to the track for a second competition that was reduced to just one run on Sunday due to bad weather.
But the 25-year-old made it count, finishing in a time of 56.27seconds to record her fourth World Cup win.
Austria’s Janine Flock was second with home favourite Noelle Pikus-Pace, winner of the first race in Lake Placid, taking the bronze.
There was also further success for the Brits, with Donna Creighton finishing ninth, followed by Shelley Rudman in 11th.
The results sees Rudman move into second in the overall standings on 696 points, 22 ahead of Huber, who finished 14th, while Yarnold remains out front with 860.