Winter Sports: Yarnold takes surprise third

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The Independent Online

Great Britain's Lizzy Yarnold won a bronze medal at the women's skeleton World Championship in New York State. The 23-year-old, who became junior world champion in Innsbruck in January but who was in only her third senior race, outpaced the British World Cup champion Shelley Rudman by 0.35 seconds.

Katie Uhlaender took gold for the United States, finishing the four heats at Mount Van Hoevenberg in 3 minutes 42.33 seconds. She won bronze in 2007 at St Moritz and silver in 2008 at Altenberg in Germany. The British Olympic champion Amy Williams was fifth. The defending world champion Marion Thees of Germany was sixth.