Lizzy Yarnold wins Skeleton World Championships gold to add to Olympic, World Cup and European titles

Yarnold smashed the track record for the second consecutive day in Winterberg

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Great Britain's Lizzy Yarnold won gold at the Skeleton World Championships in Winterberg to complete the career 'grand slam' of major titles.

The 26-year-old added the world crown to her Olympic, World Cup and European golds after another record-breaking performance on Saturday.

Having smashed the track record on Friday, Yarnold lowered it again in the final of her four runs to clinch the victory in a combined time of three minutes, 49.95 seconds.

Second place went to Germany's Jacqueline Lolling, 0.67secs further back, with Canada's Elisabeth Vathje third (+0.79secs).

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A delighted Yarnold told BBC Sport: "World champion as well as Olympic champion and European champion, it's all I ever wanted."

Yarnold claimed the European title in Austria last month to add to her Olympic success in Sochi last year and her World Cup triumph during the 2013/14 season. She took silver at this season's World Cup.

Her compatriot Laura Deas was seventh in the World Championships on Saturday, with fellow Briton Rose McGrandle ninth.

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