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Olympic skeleton champion Yarnold wins European title

Olympic skeleton champion Yarnold wins 2nd World Cup race in 2 days, takes European title

Olympic skeleton champion Yarnold wins European title

IGLS, Austria (AP) -- Lizza Yarnold of Britain won her second skeleton World Cup race in as many days to become European champion on Sunday.

In difficult conditions because of snowfall, the Olympic champion posted the fastest time in both runs to defeat the defending European champion, Janine Flock of Austria, by 0.30 seconds. Rose McGrandle of Britain came 0.39 behind in third.

Yarnold became the first European champion from Britain since Shelley Rudman won her second title in Winterberg, Germany, four year ago.

It was the seventh and penultimate World Cup race of the season, which also counted as the European championship. The race replaced last week's event, which was canceled because of bad track conditions in La Plagne, France.


Updated : 2021-09-25 18:37 GMT+08:00