Yarnold wins bronze during skeleton Worlds

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Yarnold wins bronze during Skeleton Worlds

Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold won bronze during a Skeleton World Championships in Germany.

The 28-year-old Briton was fastest in a initial of Saturday’s dual runs to stand from fourth to third and she hold her position in a final run.

Gold went to World Cup personality Jacqueline Lolling, with associate German Tina Hermann finishing second.

Yarnold’s altogether time of dual mins 36.08 seconds was 0.73secs behind Lolling.

She returned to foe in Dec after holding a year out and will try to keep her Olympic pretension in South Korea subsequent year.

“This is where we wish and need to be – and is a vital stepping stone,” Yarnold told BBC Sport.

“It shows I’ve done a right decisions over a past integrate of years and means some-more than we could ever explain.

“I’ve had a few conduct and behind issues recently and we physically wouldn’t be here though a assistance of my physio and my family.

“I am still traffic with some things though we am propitious with a group we have and that helps make me a stronger chairman and a improved athlete.”

Yarnold’s Great Britain team-mate Laura Deas finished 10th, with Donna Creighton 22nd.


Nick Hope, BBC Olympic sports reporter:

Despite all of Lizzy Yarnold’s prior bullion medals, World Championships bronze is a outrageous outcome both for her during a British skeleton team.

She seemed to palliate to Olympic, World Championship, European and World Cup titles between 2013 and 2015 – but, in truth, those successes left her exhausted.

Although a year sabbatical has seen her lapse refreshed, younger rivals have emerged and a reappearance of drunken spells – that initial emerged in late 2014 – as good as a coming of a new critical behind problem, has done her quip severe than expected.

However, notwithstanding usually one World Cup lectern finish this deteriorate Yarnold states she’s now a “better slider” than before her mangle – and she has valid that when a large arise arises she can still deliver.

That is a essential certainty boost for a British team, since with Laura Deas nonetheless to rediscover a form that led to World Cup podiums final deteriorate and a GB group some approach off he pace, Yarnold stays their usually picturesque wish of an Olympic skeleton award in 2018.