Lizzy Yarnold wins second World Cup skeleton gold of the season

Yarnold wins second gold of the season

Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold has won her second World Cup event of the season to go fifth in the rankings.

The 26-year-old took gold in Konigssee, Germany to become the first slider to win two rounds this winter after a gold in Lake Placid.

She clocked 1:44.24 over the two legs to win by 0.71 seconds over a course that has caused her past problems.

"It is such a tough track. It has taken me six years but I've finally got it," Yarnold said.

The overall defending champion - who won silver in Altenberg last week - showed no signs of the dizziness which caused her withdrawal from the final 2014 World Cup event in Calgary as she beat Anja Huber Selbach of Germany into second, with Russia's Maria Orlova taking the bronze.

Another Briton, Laura Deas, clocked 1:43.58 to take 11th place, while team-mate Rose McGrandle finished in 14th in the fourth race of the season.

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