Skeleton World Championships Gold for Yarnold

9th March 2015

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Brand Ambassador Lizzy Yarnold has completed a career 'grand slam' with victory at the Skeleton World Championships.
The former Challenger clocked a second track record of the competition in her final run at Winterberg to beat German Jacqueline Loelling by 0.67 seconds, with Canada's Elisabeth Vathje third.
Yarnold won European Gold earlier this year to add to her successes at the Winter Olympics and World Cup in 2014.
She said: "I wanted this win so badly and was extremely nervous before the start of the race, all of the other athletes had been so fast, so I’m just so pleased I was able to dig deep and step it up a few notches.
"It’s unusual for me to be that nervous before a race, but I knew this was the one – the ultimate goal. After I won the Olympics last year my mind switched to this race, I wanted to win the World Championships to complete the set – it was the last one left.
"And now I am the World Champion – it is so cool just saying it!"
Yarnold, who won Bronze at the 2012 World Championships and was fourth the following year, clocked 57.44 seconds in her first run on Friday to break the track record.
And she improved her own mark a day later, a 57.42 run giving her victory in a combined time over four runs of three minutes 49.95 seconds.