Britain's Lizzy Yarnold won gold after dominating the women's skeleton from start to finish in the Sochi this afternoon.

The 25-year-old, from Sevenoaks, in Kent, finished 0.97 seconds ahead of Noelle Pikus-Pace of United States.

Britain claimed the skeleton title for the second successive Winter Olympics after Amy Williams won gold at the 2010 Vancouver Games.

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It is Britain's second medal in Sochi and 10th gold in Winter Games history.

Britain's reigning world champion Shelley Rudman, who won silver at the 2006 Olympics, finished 16th.