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

Saturday 07 March 2015 14:07
Lizzy Yarnold celebrates World Championship gold in the skeleton
Lizzy Yarnold celebrates World Championship gold in the skeleton

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).

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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