Yarnold underlines Sochi hopes with third World Cup win

04 January 2014 / 16:03

Lizzy Yarnold further underlined her Sochi Winter Olympic medal hopes after claiming her third World Cup win of the season in Winterberg, Germany.

Yarnold was tied with American Noelle Pikus-Pace for first place after her first run was timed at 58.94 seconds.

But a second run of 58.59 saw her stand alone at the top with her time total time of 1:57.53 minutes seeing her take gold from Pikus-Pace who was 0.57 seconds further back.

Yarnold has finished on the podium in all five World Cup races this season and leads the overall standings on 1085 points – 225 ahead of Pikus-Pace.

And she admits she can’t help but turn her attentions to the Games now, saying: "I'm starting to dream and look ahead to the Olympics."

Completing the podium in Winterberg was Canadian Sarah Reid but there was plenty more for Great Britain’s contingent to celebrate with three athletes in the top ten.

Shelley Rudman, who claimed silver at the 2006 Winter Olympics, came home ninth in 1:59.19 minutes while Rose McGrandle was one place and 0.12 seconds further back on her World Cup debut.

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