Lizzy Crowned European Skeleton Champion in Austria

9th February 2015

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Brand ambassador and Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold has won Gold at the European Championship in Igls, Austria.
It was the 26-year-old Briton’s second Gold medal in as many days following her victory in the World Cup at the same track on Saturday. Austria's Janine Flock, the defending champion, won Silver and Britain's Rose McGrandle the Bronze.
The event doubled as the sixth World Cup of the season, with Yarnold remaining third overall.
Ahead of the final round, which takes place in Sochi, defending World Cup champion Yarnold trails leader Flock by 53 points with a maximum of 225 remaining. The European Championship was scheduled to take place in La Plagne, France, last month but was postponed because of "unacceptable ice conditions".