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Skeleton Winner Lizzy Yarnold Finds It Hard to Believe She Is Olympic Champion

  • Aired: 1/15/2014
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Ice cool Lizzy Yarnold won Britain's first gold medal at the Sochi Games on Friday (February 14) when she powered to victory in the women's skeleton, continuing her nation's tradition of success in the event. Yarnold, 25, emulated compatriot and 2010 champion Amy Williams, sliding quickest throughout the four-heat competition. She took victory by 0.97 seconds, ahead of American Noelle Pikus-Pace, securing a silver in the final slide of her career, with Russian Elena Nikitina third.

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