Julie Foudy takes a look at how U.S. skeleton stars Noelle Pikus-Pace and Katie Uhlaender fared in competition.
Britain's Lizzy Yarnold has won the Olympic gold medal in women's skeleton, the first title for her nation at the Sochi Games. American Noelle Pikus-Pace won the silver. (Feb. 14)
An elated Noelle Pikus-Pace said on Saturday (February 15) that her Olympic skeleton silver medal 'surpassed my expectations' and she hoped to be able to inspire other people in all aspects of their lives. The 31-year-old U.S. athlete and mother of two missed the 2006 Olympics when she broke her right leg after being hit by America's four-man bobsleigh and she retired from skeleton after coming fourth in Vancouver in 2010, before returning to the sport in 2012.
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.
Skeleton slider Noelle Pikus-Pace details how a near-stranger ended up donating $30,000 to help her keep her Olympic dream alive.
Brilliant Performances: Technical breakdown of Noelle Pikus-Pace's silver medal winning skeleton run.
Skeleton racer Noelle Pikus-Pace wants to thank her mom for always being there to watch her slide.
Skeleton athlete Noelle Pikus-Pace is in position to earn a medal in the women s events, but her road to Sochi has been filled with highs and lows. She finished fourth in Vancouver four years ago, and a miscarriage in 2012 inspired her to get back into the sport. It gave me something to move towards, she said. Now she travels with her entire family wherever she goes to compete.
American skeleton racer Noelle Pikus-Pace is in contention for a gold medal, an incredible feat in itself. Wait until you see how this mother of two takes care of her children and trains for Sochi.
Olympic Journey: Check out American slider Noelle Pikus-Pace's journey to the Sochi Olympic Winter Games, the run that won her a silver medal in women's skeleton and her emotional reaction post-race.
Fresh Take: Our experts break down the women's skeleton final event. We also hear from American silver medalist Noelle Pikus-Pace who was overcome with joy after her second place finish.
Noelle Pikus-Pace has been vocal about crediting her family for her silver in women s and Cris Collinsworth follows the ventures of Pikus-Pace s husband as he not only supports his wife, but tends to the needs of their children when the slider is busy winning in Sochi.
Leigh Diffey and Olympian Bree Schaaf recap the first day of women's skeleton, highlighting Great Britain's Lizzy Yarnold sitting in the top spot with American Noelle Pikus-Pace in second.
News Desk: Julie Donaldson breaks down the first day of women's skeleton. After the second heat, Great Britain's Elizabeth Yarnold sits in first, while Americans Noelle Pikus-Pace and Katie Uhlaender sit in second and fourth place respectively.
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